Back in the Bible (Matthew 18:4) it says “whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”
And it got me thinking.
How does a child humble himself?
One way I translate it is they have a low importance on being right.
We send them to school because we want them to learn.
Go to class. Write notes. Take a quiz. Get a grade.
The challenge in my mind is the act of grading seems to take a front seat to the act of learning.
If you wanted to learn something, you want to be able to experiment and test the limits without judgement.
And then I realized that can get in the way of starting a business.
At least for me.
I’m always too concerned about having the perfect process and making sure my ducks are in a row.
Some call it paralysis by analysis, but it’s not always paralysis.
Sometimes I’m working very hard, but trying to shore up the loose ends so that they don’t make me look bad.
The end result though is nothing to show for all that ‘work’.
But kids don’t care if they look bad trying to walk… learn words… or get that spoon with that 1 noodle left on it into their mouth.
They just try and try and try until they get it right.
Tony Robbins once talked asked “How many tries are you going to give your kid to walk?”
What an absurd question. Til they do it.
But too often we put these artificial limits on ourselves in other areas of our life.
This mental shift has caused me to start posting publicly instead of just writing to myself in a journal.
So judge and grade away til your hearts content. I’m learning.
P.S. I will have an email subscription form added to the site soon. If you want me to start emailing these to you daily instead of reading them on the blog, just reach out to [email protected]
Leave a Reply