Tuesday, January 19, 2016

How Being Willing to be Rotten at Something Leads to Greatness

Are you any good at that?

Growing up, that's all we pretty much heard...or if we didn't hear it, that question was, without any doubt, implied.

None of us enjoy looking foolish, no matter how well-adjusted we are about "not caring what others think of us."  All of us wants to look good.

The problem is that, while not all of us start from the same spot, almost nobody starts from a point of unconditional greatness.  Even if we do, someone out there has worked hard enough to be better than us.

Essentially, if we want to grow, we need to be willing to start at some point lower than our final destination.  What this means is that we need to spend some time eating humble pie...being sub-par at something...maybe even being LOUSY at it...before we can become great at that same thing.

When you were first born, were you great at walking?