Our dislike of asking for or even accepting offered help,
Our unwillingness to change, to admit we may have been wrong,
Our reluctance to acknowledge that we have wandered down a dead end or blind alley.
All these often get in the way of our success.
To succeed at the highest levels, to be our best selves, we must be flexible, adaptable, willing to accept that we are not always right, indeed that we are actually often wrong and have much to learn from others. We often choose to see accepting help or admitting error as an indication of weakness when the opposite is true; it makes us stronger. Together, we can do more faster, better, and he who persists in error or wastes energy hiding it perpetuates his weakness.
“Humility will open more doors than arrogance ever will.” – Zig Ziglar
“True humility is staying teachable, regardless of how much you already know.” – Dana Arcuri
“Humility leads to strength and not to weakness. It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them.” – John J. McCloy
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier