Years ago I interviewed a candidate for a role under another manager. I asked her about her skill level on something relative to the job. She leaned forward, smiled and without missing a beat said, “I don’t know what that is but I’m sure I can do it!” I ended the interview and recommended we hire her immediately.
She joined the company and performed with distinction for years to come. It wasn’t her ability, it was her attitude. We should all include a little more of that positive attitude in our responses to life.