The Matthew Dicks Treatise on Humility

When it comes to humility, I try to abide by these five rules:

  1. Be confident about the things that you know and do well. People want to know and believe in experts.
  2. Shut up if you don’t know what you’re talking about.  
  3. Acknowledge that regardless of your expertise, you have more to learn.
  4. Acknowledge that your accomplishments did not happen without the help of others or through the graces of blind luck.   
  5. Don’t ever be arrogant enough to name a treatise after yourself.