There’s What You Know & What You Don’t Know That You Don’t Know

The Universe

Dane Maxwell founder of The Foundation has truly been an inspiration and definitely a catalyst for whom I am today. Through his seemingly endless pieces of encouraging, life-changing content such as this podcast—loaded with truly amazing business information by the way, I was able to open up my mind to a world of possibilities.

Through one of his videos, he shared what I believe is one of the most powerful, mind-blowing “secrets” I have learned in a long time: this one is, truly, one I will never forget and one I wish I had pondered on many years ago.

It has nothing to do with business, it is about changing your mindset which is what truly defines your success in life. This is what makes Dane so unique, it isn’t primarily about business to him but about succeeding in life, yet that would be something to talk about on another blog post.

So it goes like this:

First, there’s what you know. Then, there’s what you don’t know that you don’t know.

Think about it for a moment.

There is everything you know, what’s already in your mind, what you have learned over the years, what you can access rather easily within probably just a few seconds of thinking. Whether we like it or not, this information amounts just to a very tiny portion of all the knowledge available to us.

To make things simple, let’s say this is just 1% of everything you could potentially know.

Then there is everything you do not know that you do know which is not the same as things you do not know. This portion represents 99% of everything you have never thought of—because you did not know you did not know.

Get it? 😉

I created a chart to represent visually what I am trying to say with words:

What You Know Pie Chart

Is your mind spinning already? Good.

The Secret Is to Be Aware

My life was changed when I learned what I just wrote about. I suddenly began to wonder how much knowledge I had missed all these years and how much I could learn if I put my mind into it; how much my personal and professional life could improve; how much I could help others in the process.

I hope this is as eye-opening to you as it was for me. If my life has improved this much so far I can’t wait to see what’s coming in the near future!

If you have made it this far, thank you!

Please let me know in the comments what you think—it is extremely important to me that I make a change in others’ lives.

Author: TNNVTR

Emilio López is a multi-talented entrepreneur in love with business, technology, innovation, languages and personal development.