KMbeing

Knowledge Mobilization (KMb): Multiple Contributions & Multi-Production Of New Knowledge

Knowledge Fear & Embarrassment

If you let fear or embarrassment about your own knowledge prevent you from sharing your knowledge with others, you will never have the chance to let your knowledge make a difference in the lives of others – and contribute to making the world a better place.

We all have knowledge to share from our life experiences – no matter how insecure we are, or how insignificant we think our own knowledge is.  I can let fear or embarrassment rule me if I so choose – keeping my own knowledge to myself. I can live from my ego – my most superficial self – and I can live thinking my knowledge can’t possibly make a difference in the world. No one can stop me from doing so – it’s my knowledge and it’s my life.

The question is: how can my own knowledge make a difference in the lives of others or the world?  If I never share my own knowledge – based on my own life experiences – how can I ever know that I might have helped someone else deal with something or learn something from my own knowledge?

If I allow fear or embarrassment to keep me from sharing my own knowledge what will my life be like? What missed opportunities to help someone else might occur? Will I be satisfied that I’ve ignored my own knowledge? Will I regret not having provided an opportunity for knowledge sharing to learn something more myself or help others with something I’ve learned? Will I let fear or embarrassment make decisions for me or will I use my own knowledge – no matter how insignificant I might think it is – to make someone else’s life better?

I can live my life letting my fear or embarrassment control me – but what are the consequences of doing so?  Who will I be if I let my fear or embarrassment block opportunities to help someone else, and – in doing so, in my own small way – make the world a better place? Personal knowledge has the potential to make the world a better place. Are you letting fear or embarrassment control your knowledge – or are you using your own knowledge to make the world a better place?

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