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You Don't Know What You Don't Know

Confucius  said, "What you know you know, what you don't know, you don't know."  Rumsfeld  talked about "Known knowns", and "unknown unknowns". This blog post isn't about either of those people. Its about recognising when you don't know something, and using that information wisely. Firstly - there are good aspects to not knowing, as well as negative. For some coaches , pre season is the best time of the year, because everything is still possible, and you don't yet know all the things that will end up going wrong! But....... I've coached professionally for much of the last 20 years. I've also spent quite a lot of time in coach development. One thing that has become clear is that when you are a younger coach, you have no idea what you don't know. 10 years ago I thought I was a much better coach than I think I am now. But at the same time, I know I'm a better coach now than I was 10 years ago! I just didn't kn