There is nothing noble in being superior to someone else: progress is becoming superior to your previous self. Is that something you strive for? Do you try to become better than you were last year, last month, or last week? George Knox was right: “When you cease to be better, you cease to be good.”
To become self-improving…
Become highly teachable.
Pride is a serious enemy of self-improvement. For a month, put yourself in learning roles whenever possible. Instead of talking in meetings when people ask for advice, listen. Tackle a new discipline, even if it makes you feel inadequate. And ask questions anytime you don’t understand something. Adopt the attitude of a learner, not an expert.
Posted on 5/6/2012 at 7:00:00 PM