When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom. (Proverbs 11:2, ESV)
Have you ever come across somebody that is cocky or arrogant? Of course, you have. You
may have even pictured someone when I asked the question. You also felt something when I asked the question. And I would wager that it wasn’t a warm, fuzzy feeling.
Why is arrogance and cockiness so repulsive? It’s because it is the antithesis of curiosity. We aren’t repulsed by the fact that an arrogant person can do something. Quite often, we admire it, for example, Allen Iverson. Iverson’s quote about practice is often one of the most quoted phrases used when people are confronted with something they deem insignificant or not worth their time. Those who come across as knowing it all or being able to do it all don’t display a need to discover more. That air of perfection is what rubs people the wrong way.
Humble yourself, and always approach life, as you can learn more or discover more. Then you’ll love it adopted a beginners mindset. You are open and vulnerable to the idea that there might be a better way. You were able to ask questions and have a curiosity because there is more and more, and more.