On being humble

It’s so easy to get caught in your own echo chamber.

When someone says something critical about you it’s hard to listen too. It’s hard to swallow your pride and simply listen. I know, I’ve had to train myself to do it more effectively and it’s something that I still work on.

But doing it can pay huge dividends.

Recently when having these types of conversations I’ve tried to “become a neutral party”. In other words I pretend that I’m not me. I know that sounds strange but it gives me the objectivity and patience to be able to listen fully to what is being said.