The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise. He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul; even as a father the son in whom be delighteth.
That quote from Proverbs does more than just show the limitations of my spellchecker. It also points out an important lesson in gaining wisdom.
People who are serious about gaining wisdom actually seek out feedback and never feel bad when they are corrected on something. They’re grateful for the correction, because they know it serves to move them forward. The key is having people you can trust to have your highest good in mind.
Insults or pointing your faults to bring you down doesn’t serve you. But having people around you who will lovingly “call you on your stuff” is immensely beneficial.
Having the currency to tell and receive the truth is the ultimate form of respect in a relationship. One of the best things you can do for success is to be a person like that, and attract others like that to you.
So how you doing on that?
It’s been a wonderful tour down here. The audiences in Buenos Aires, Montevideo, and Santiago showered me with love. It feels good to be back in Bogota. That picture is the view of downtown from the top of Torre Colpatria, the tallest building here.