….has to be one of the most counter-productive impulses for the ambitious and enterprising person.
Too many otherwise brilliant people would rather fail in the way they understand and believe in, rather than go into they don't understand and be forced to change.
And sure, we all know this as it applies to other people. But here's a big win for you --
What do you have on your plate right now that's important, that you're not expertly skilled in?
Who do you know that's got more skill than you, that would help if you asked them?
Now, go call them.
If you don't know anyone who knows better, ask around and see if you can connect with a friend-of-a-friend.
Better to admit ignorance, and then fix that ignorance, and then win -- than the reverse.