Word #67 of 100 – Humility

Word #67. Humility.

None of the truths about learning matter without a mindset of humility.  This is why in our Acton studios we say, “No experts allowed.” We are all learners. No one is the smartest in the room. I can teach you something. You can teach me something.  We can improve forever.

To brush up on your humility, here are three powerful statements to say with aplomb – especially in front of your children:

  1. I was wrong.
  2. I don’t know.
  3. I need help.

Humility does not mean a lack of inner peace or confidence or a presence of insecurity. It is simply knowing you don’t know everything. You are open. You are flexible and have enough courage to grow.

“The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing.” – Socrates