Wasting time trying to sound smart

There are two pressures that you can feel when you haven’t got something figured out but you have to talk to someone about it.

  1. You might be looking for them to invest their time and their money in you and it’s probably best if you’ve got a good idea of what you’re talking about if you’re going to get that.
  2. Your pride. You want to have it figured out because you want to sound smart and confident when you speak to them.

Consider how much #2 is a factor.

There are many situations where going through the conversation with someone else will help you to figure it out and the only thing stopping you is your ego.