1760 - 1849
Humility — a trait many creative leaders do not possess, yet a behavior we all should cultivate. In fact, the lack of humility has caused the down fall of many creative leaders. They start believing what their admirers say and acting in accordance with what is said. In the words of my childhood: they grow too big for their britches. They begin to believe their own press.
Learn to cultivate the trait of humility. None of us are perfect. We all make mistakes — both in our personal lives and our artistic creations. It takes a lifetime to become a master and even then we may not achieve that designation. Be thankful for what you have been given and seek to be humble.
|Great Wave of Kanagawa|
Sometimes we become so caught up in the day to day activities of living that we forget how short life is. We are here today and gone tomorrow. In the eons of time, we live for only a second. That fact alone should make us humble. And if you look at our place in the universe, we shrink even more. Practice humility.