Being teachable and humble stand out as the most significant and critical attributes for success, not only in business but in life.
Their evil twin counterparts, pride and arrogance, are the cornerstones of failure.
Friends, teachers, mentors and coaches are all willing to share their knowledge with modest people who are genuinely willing and eager to receive information.
In fact, these folks are delighted to teach everything they know about a given topic.
Being teachable and humble is not about competency or mental ability, it is all about a thirst and an appreciation for knowledge.
St. Augustine once said: “Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending.
Are you planning a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
When I meet someone who is teachable they are self-effacing, they listen well, acknowledge their errors and fix them, continually seek more knowledge, and surround themselves with seasoned educators.