I just read a brilliant blog post by motivational speaker, Kelly Swanson asking Does Arrogance Serve Us In Business? As far as I'm concerned, it's a must read for ANYONE who…well…who is human. She talks about a trap that is actually easy for some people to fall into. Anyone can get caught up in their accomplishments and start to see themselves as a little more important than they are. It does happen. This is a great reminder of how this behavior doesn't serve us.
And it reminded me of a comment my son made that says pretty much the same thing. Only, like a man, he managed to say it in 12 words. And those 12 words have stuck with me and ring out in my head when I find myself wanting to share something "wonderful" about myself with others. His wise words were:
TRYING TO IMPRESS SOMEONE…
IS THE LEAST IMPRESSIVE THING YOU CAN DO
Thank you Kelly Swanson and Miles Larsen for reminding us that we might be good – but in the grand scheme of things – it could be that we just – ain't all that.