Companies, like individuals, do not become exceptional by believing they are exceptional but by understanding the ways in which they aren’t exceptional.
→ Ed Catmull, Creativity, Inc.
To grow, we've gotta first recognize our potential for growth, that the ceiling is much higher than we realize.
To see that potential, we've gotta first be willing to stare unflinchingly at our shortcomings.
To face those shortcomings, we've gotta first learn to study ourselves without strapping on the weight vest of judgment.
Learning how to do that is hard, but simple:
We've gotta give ourselves permission to be as imperfect as we've always been & always will be.
Start there & everything gets better.