How does one acquire humility?
It’s hard for us to accept our own faults. We focus all day on results and productivity – we forget about the process. We forget that learning and growth demand mistakes. Humility requires letting go of our expectations of perfection; humility requires taking risks and getting hurt.
We want to be the best in our field. We want to be the best at this skill or that technique. We want to be the best parent in the community or best teacher in the school. Humility wants something else. Humility wants you to be best you. That’s it.
How can we improve? How can we help others improve? These questions are the first two steps on the ladder to humility.