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When is the last time you said, “I don’t know”?

Being straightforward means you know when to speak up, even if you don’t have the answer.

When I admit I don’t know something, it does not mean I can’t learn or solve a problem. In fact, I generally work harder when I don’t know something than when I do.

Truly successful people are not afraid of these three words: I don’t know.

They don’t let their egos or pride hold them back. When you are straightforward, not only will you be more successful, but you will also have more fun being successful. Why? Because you will have nothing to fear. 

 When is the last time you said, “I don’t know”?

Subir Chowdhury

Subir Chowdhury

One of the world’s pre-eminent experts on quality and process improvements, Subir Chowdhury is the #1 international bestselling author on SIX SIGMA philosophy. Hailed by The New York Times as a “leading Quality expert,” and by Business Week as “the Quality Prophet”, he is the author of 15 books. His latest book THE DIFFERENCE: When Good Enough Isn’t Enough (Crown Business, 2017) made it to the USA Today Bestseller list as well as National Bestseller in India. In 2017, India’s prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur established the ‘Subir Chowdhury School of Quality and Reliability’ – the first of its kind in Asia. He is the Chairman and CEO of ASI Consulting Group and helped his clients save billions of dollars.

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