Instead of thinking about ways to push harder, or turn the volume up, i want to focus on one aspect: Humility.
It might not surprise you to know that i harbour a dark secret: I love Bon Jovi. And nothing better than cranking up the volume and unpacking my air guitar as i get ready for a night out. But volume is not the only way to amplify something.
Another way is to share our uncertainty and doubt, and ask for input.
We are effective within the arms of our community, and those communities are full of people who will willingly engage, to help us: through constructive challenge, generosity, connection, or knowledge. If we earn the right.
Humility is a willingness to relinquish control, without certainty of where the story will go. But it can be viewed as weakness, or failure.
It is to act without expectation of reward, to leave everyday seeking to have invested more in others than you take out yourself.
Sure, you can push a story harder, but can you find the humility to let go of it, and let others amplify it?
What do you think about humility?
- Give an example of humble behaviour.
- How is humility rewarded, or should it ever be rewarded?
- Can you learn to be more humble?