Some people know how to do it, but don't do it.
Some people think they know how to do it, but never prove it.
Some people know how to do it, and do it.
Some people don't know how to do it, but they do it anyway.
You want to be the last kind of person because, honestly, no one can tell the difference so long as you get shit done. And if you limit your tasks to the things you already know how to do, your accomplishments will be too modest to make a difference.
Your job isn't to be the smartest person in the room. Your job is to make sure important things get done in service of your community. Period.
Experts and meritocracy themes will come up a lot in my posts, but this fundamental point is something I am just starting to understand. And something I wish had been explained to me a very long time ago, particularly as it relates to putting together teams of people. You don't want the people who know what to do. You want the people who will get things done.
Forget everything you ever learned in school. Smart doesn't matter. Results do.