A Keen Idiot
The other day, one of my teammates described himself as a “keen idiot”, with regards to signing up to learn about new things at our company. I really liked the way he put it - he’s aiming for enthusiasm (which is great) but balanced with humility (also great). I often find myself wrapped up so much in not being an idiot, that my enthusiasm wanes, and suddenly I’m apathetic and self-important, a toxic combination.
So, my new mantra du jour; I am a keen idiot.