Being teachable entails an element of being submissive. Submitting yourself to learning.
You have to humble yourself to the process of learning something from someone or something.
Humility is the step towards learning. You can’t learn until you are humble enough to realize there is something for you to learn.
Humility is an asset for self-improvement. By remaining humble, you are receptive to opportunities to improve.
If I suggest a way you might triple your business, you have to accept the possibility that your current way of doing things is costing you 2/3’s of your potential revenue.
Only with humility can you allow this incredible advice to sink in.
Entrepreneurship is lonely journey, a long lonely journey.
But it doesn’t have to. If you have a mentor or someone who supports you, alert you to your blindspots, and helps you learn from your mistakes, it is worthwhile.
Failure is only valuable if you are willing to learn from it. Without the humility to learn from it, you will repeat it.
Failure is only another teachable moment on the long road to overnight success.
Entrepreneurship journey is not easy.
If we knew it would work.
If we knew it was safe.
If we knew it was inevitable.
If we knew it was a sure thing.
If we knew it was meant to be.
If we knew it would fulfill us.
Then we would never quit.
But we don’t know any of those things.
So we exercise faith and work hard.
We invest and believe a return will come, someday.
Creators, starters, owners, investors, makers, we all take part in a mystery.
We do our best then let the results come.
The part you control is doing your best.
The part you control is humbling yourself to being taught.
Without humility, there is no learning.
I have learned to have the humility to learn from those around me. My need to learn outweighs my need to be right.