“With a spirit of humility, leaders recognize that they will likely fail, but that their perseverance allows them to stand back up after the fall and move forward with confidence. Humble leaders are modest about their success, and make it known to everyone that their failures don’t define them.” ~ John C. Maxwell
Humility is learned and may not be inherent within us. This is what I learned recently. I started a new consulting firm recently, after nearly 26 years of working within this industry. I thought I would put up a shingle and start working. Boy, was I wrong!
I conducted my first webinar with a private training company and fell on my face. Only a few people signed up for the webinar, and two people responded to the survey afterward. Both said the webinar was not well presented. Well, this is my lesson for the day; never assume it will be well received!
I believe that this was my first experience in my consulting firm, so that I may learn that I still have so much to learn. I am training experts in the field, so the standard is very high. This made me reflect on something I shared with others recently, “Even if you fear falling on your face, do it anyway.” Some of the best advice given to others is really advice we are giving to ourselves.
Through this experience, I learned humility very quickly. I am given a window into my own psyche and ego. I am to learn humility and live through humility. I am given this reminder, so I may improve through my mistakes, and surprisingly, I may be given another chance by the training company to conduct in-person training next year.
After the presentation, I realized that I did not perform well and ask the training company for feedback. I will review my recorded presentation and make the require improvements, so that I may succeed next time. There is still so much to learn in life, and learning to adapt to change is half the battle. (Copyright 2019 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved)