When it comes to humility, I try to abide by these five rules:
- Be confident about the things that you know and do well. People want to know and believe in experts.
- Shut up if you don’t know what you’re talking about.
- Acknowledge that regardless of your expertise, you have more to learn.
- Acknowledge that your accomplishments did not happen without the help of others or through the graces of blind luck.
- Don’t ever be arrogant enough to name a treatise after yourself.