Our ego and pride creates invisible walls and silent friends. It's our humility and vulnerability that opens up opportunity. Try as I might, I can't coach humility but I can help one recognize the absence of it.
It's one of the things that keeps me up at night. Top talent is always reaching for the stars but some burn out quickly because they chase the 'it' and not focus on the 'what'. The 'it' is title, wealth, or admiration. The 'what' is the substance and why we reach pinnacles of success in our careers.
This morning, are you chasing 'it' being driven by pride and ego or are you investing in the 'what', building a toolbox and foundation out of humility and opportunity?