StartUp Tip #5: Humility

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As entrepreneurs, we must continue to ask ourselves ‘What’s next?’

It takes humility to realise that we don’t know everything, not to rest on our laurels and know that we must keep learning and observing.

To learn new things you must need to unlearn old thought & tricks. Both processes can never be achieved without ‪humility.

One thing ‪entrepreneurship teaches me everyday is ‪humility and willingness to learn. So much to unlearn and learn by the moment.

The biggest mistake that you make as an entrepreneur is when you start drinking your own kool-aid.

If you start to become big headed when they succeed, it is a sign that you were never really humble, poverty was forcing your humility.

Humility does not mean you are meek or a walk-over.

Don’t be cocky. Don’t be flashy. There is always someone better than you, always.

Pride is concerned with who is right, humility is concerned with what is right.

As Harry S Truman have said before: “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”

A key partner of ‪confidence is ‪humility. A healthy dose of ‪humility into a glass full of confidence goes a long way.

Humility‪ is the new smart.

Ps: I’m aware of the oxymoron of article on humility because humility is so shy, if you begin talking about it, it leaves.

Ps: LORA Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is open for 2017 registration. We are run a couple of entrepreneurship short courses from February. Register now online at:  www.loracentre.com 

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About Roche Mamabolo

Entrepreneur, Author, Dad. Passionate about Innovation and Creativity, Books, Poetry, Traveling, Theatre, Art, Music.
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