…should be removed from your vocabulary unless it’s followed by the word “yet.” Here are two replacements:
“I haven’t learned that yet.”
“I’m not sure where to start. Can you point me in the right direction?”
“I don’t know how” presents a closed door. The other variations present an open one instead. “I’m not there yet, but show me the path.”
Just like other parts of a growth mindset, self-education is a reaction we can practice. Instead of an insurmountable wall, we can choose to see a challenge meant to be conquered.
It’s hard to find something I’m more passionate about than self-education. There are limitless learning opportunities available to anyone with an internet connection or a public library card. We just have to take advantage of them.
Explore, read, learn, and practice. Then, most importantly, teach someone else.