Big Ask Question of the Day
Big Ask Question of the Day

Episode 179 · 1 year ago

A penitent man shall pass


Today's question is...

How can I be more humble today?

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It's time for you. Can't just stops big ask question of the day. Welcome to you can't just stop the place for quietly stubborn entrepreneurs with big goals and Greens. After encountering hundreds of high achieving athletes, entrepreneurs and world changers, I've discovered that many times their impact comes from the questions they ask as much as the actions they take. That's why I invite you to answer a question each and every day to reach your goals. And now for today's question. How can I be more humble? Today? When I think humble, I think of that line from the Indiana Jones movie, a penitent man shall pass. Penitent man being humble before God would be the the concept from the movie. And so indie bows and he lives because the big blade, or whatever it was, goes over his head and doesn't be had him. So...

I always think of that when I think of humble. Kind of weird, but I think humility is something we don't have a lot of in our culture anymore. Today we do a lot of chess pounding today, a lot of look at me. It's this whole social media thing that I've railed down about in prior podcast episode. So I'm not going to go there, but I just think it's good to have some humility and if we focused on humility once in a while. I'm not saying we not proud of our achievements, that we don't. You know, especially in business, we have to Tute our own horn because nobody's going to do it for us, unless we can get our customers to do it for us, which is awesome, but we have to kind of prime that pump. It usually doesn't happen on its own. So we have to we have to be our own biggest fan, or things just don't happen. But I think at the same time, I think it's also good to be humble. I don't like companies that are always going on...

...about how awesome they are. I don't like to follow Gurgus that like to tell me constantly that they're the best thing ever and just have an ego that wouldn't fit through a door. Some people are attracted to that. I am not, and so I think it's good to have some humility every once in a while and to be able to be humble about your achievements. You know, kind of that act like you've been here before. I think that's kind of my mentality, is that I don't have to grandstand and show off because I've got the confidence to know that I've done it, I can do it, and I think that confidence comes through and and in the humility. When I was nineteen, I think nineteen, that's a long time ago. When I was nineteen, I had the opportunity to meet one of the whole most...

...humble people on the planet. He was truly a humble guy and when I met him, and I've heard that said about him many, many times, and that was Stevie Ray van. And if you are in the blues, you're into Guitar, you're into music, you know who Stevie Rayvan was. Unfortunately he passed a long time ago, but he was a truly humble person, probably many times rated the top guitar player ever, if not one of the top five ever. The man could play guitar like nobody else, but he was just a really humble guy and he let his he let his skills speak for me, let his talent speak for him. He didn't need to do the chess pounding and get out there until everybody he also, I'll awesome me, was you know, at the same time, about that same time frame, you know, we had some very non humble guitar gods going on. I think of like Steve I, you know, not a humble guy... all, totally opposite. But for my money I'm much more a fan of Stevie Ravan, and part of it is because of that humility, that that quiet confidence that he brought to what he did. And so today, you know, think about how we can be more humble, how you can be more humble, how you can just let your skill, your talent, to your confidence shine through and not your words. See You tomorrow.

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