Highly talented people have a hard time with being teachable. Why? — because often they don’t think someone else can increase their knowledge. Teachability is not so much about competence or mental capacity as it is about attitude.
1.Nothing is interesting unless we are interested.
2.Successful people view learning differently.
3.Learning is meant to be a lifelong pursuit.
4.Talented people can be the toughest to teach.
5.Pride is the number one hindrance to teachability.
Ask Yourself, Am I Really Teachable?:
1.Am I open to other people’s ideas?
2.Do I listen more than I talk?
3.Am I open to changing my opinion based on new information?
4.Do I readily admit when I am wrong?
5.Do I observe before acting on a situation?
6.Do I ask questions?
7.Am I willing to ask a question that will expose my ignorance?
8.Am I open to doing things in a way I haven’t done before?
9.Am I willing to ask for directions?
10.Do I act defensive when criticized, or do I listen openly for the truth?
That list is full of humility, and I grew more teachable as I typed it.
YOU GOT THIS!
Next Week – Develop Strong Character
John Maxwell, “Success Is A Choice”