We all play different roles.
Don’t assume your role should look like anyone else’s, it shouldn’t.
When I’m in new territory, what I’ve noticed is I am willing to ask for help, admit what I don’t know, make mistakes, and be humble about the journey.
The good news is that is where learning happens.
The bad news for me is that I surrender my authority to others. When I’m learning, I take input from those who have more knowledge than I do. This is great and accelerates my learning most of the time.
When I let it cross the line, it turns into others telling me what I should and shouldn’t do, based on their knowledge and experiences.
This isn’t always helpful. Learning is an experiential adventure for adults. This means bumps and bruises.
Experiential lessons expedite my learning as well. They are often not-to-be repeated exercises in humility. I learn best this way, whether it’s conventional or not. No one can save me from myself on this one, it works for me.
When you know what works, do it. Someone will always disagree or disapprove. So what?