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Willingness To Learn
In personal development, we always emphasize on the need to be constantly learning as it is the only way we can grow and improve ourselves. Anyone in the world who wants to be better person tomorrow need to learn in order to improve and the day we stop learning is the day we stop growing.
In order to excel in whichever field we are in, we need to have the willingness to learn so that we can unleash our full potential.
I believe people who read personal development blogs are open to new ideas and are also willing to learn. This is a good sign as your willingness to learn will ensure that you are always moving forward in life. However, there are people who are not willing to learn and one of the main reason is…
Talented people who thought highly of themselves are more susceptible to this obstacle. They believe they already knew more than they could and thus locking themselves out from new information which cause them to stop learning and growing.
The Problem With Pride and What It Can Cause You?
If we are too arrogant and filled with pride, our pride can cause us to…
1. Stop Learning
A prideful person will find it hard to learn because he had closed his mind to new ideas. Whatever new ideas that were suggested to him, he will not learn because taking in the new information means that he is admitting that others are more superior than him and his pride does not allow this to happen.
2. Refuse To Admit Mistakes
Try telling a prideful person that he make a mistakes and you can see him coming out with 101 reasons to defend himself. Mistakes often provide us with valuable lessons in life and refusing to admit our mistakes and learn from it is a big hindrance to our personal growth.
3. Stop Making Necessary Changes
A prideful person does not want to change anything because they feel that what is there to change when there are no flaws. More often than not, their view of perfection is often wrong and change is constantly needed in our fast paced society.
Overcoming Pride Problems
If pride is hindering your growth, it is necessary to overcome it. Conquering it will allow you to be more teachable and you will get more friends along the way too.
The first and foremost thing you must do is to admit that you are prideful. Be being able to accept the fact that you are prideful shows that you are putting aside your pride to admit it.
2. Feeling Of Importance
One common trait of a prideful person is that they always think that they are of great significance and they should be indispensable. We must be able to let go of this thought as no one in this world is really indispensable. You must know that even when one passed away, the world still goes on and nothing stops for them.
3. Listen More Than You Talk
A proudful person may rebuke more often and this can be eliminated by learning how to be a great listener. By learning to listen more and talk less, it is showing that you are able to accept new information from others and you are putting pride aside.
4. Admit Your Mistakes
Whenever you commit a mistake, admit it and learn from it. It will be great if you can laugh at your own mistakes as this show that pride isn’t a problem to you anymore.
5. Ask Questions
A proudful person rarely ask questions because asking questions is a sign of ignorance and they hate to show ignorance to others. If you do not understand anything, just make the effort to ask questions to clarify it. It doesn’t cost an arm or a leg to ask a question, all you need is to put your pride aside.
Pride can greatly affect our willingness to learn. If your pride is hindering your growth, do make the effort to overcome it. By overcoming pride and be willing to learn from others will definitely put you in a better position to enjoy more success in life.
Personal Development Blogger
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