I've worked hard over the years. I bet you have too. It's one thing to find a measure of success in life; but it's even more fulfilling when that measure of success is in a professional discipline you love. That is quite a combination. Obviously we (read here -> "I") must be pretty bright to have achieved all of this. Right?
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
The ancient Greeks have a word for knowledge - Gnosis. This was more than your ordinary knowledge though. This knowledge set certain individuals apart from the masses. If you had gnosis, you were something special. You were a player. Just like we (read again -> "I") am. Right?
Do you believe you have gnosis? Do you find yourself believing you are the smartest person in the room? That, my friends, is a dangerous world view...or corporate view...or department view. Sadly, sometimes, it's my view too.
Did we accomplish all of this ourselves? Is anyone that good? For those of us that have become too full of ourselves, I challenge you to join me in looking for a humbling experience this week. Embrace it. Come back to earth.
HOW ABOUT YOU
So who is going to take my challenge? Who will actively embrace a moment to be humble...ordinary...real. It's hard to admit we aren't special, or on the cutting-edge, or whatever other adjectives make us feel like we've really made it in life. As it turns out, Apollonius wasn't so special after all either.
I'd love to hear from you.
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