This one is a nutshell for Adam Grant’s newest book, Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know. I loved the book. I encourage everyone to read it. I’ve long strived for confident humility.
I love that he names this talk after the myth of the frog in a slowly boiling pot. Frogs hop out of the slow boiling pot when it gets too warm. Frog thrown into a boiling pot are so injured by the heat they struggle to escape.
I have a similar story to his climbing the wrong mountain. My family visited a state park. I walked ahead of my mother and brother. And ended up going up the mountain towards the top where we were just intending to do a longer loop. Eventually, I decided that it wasn’t headed back down, so I must be on the wrong one.