"Most of us retain enough of the theological attitude to think that we are little gods."
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr ~
What is it in us that thinks the rules don't apply to us, that we are above instruction, above guidance, and above the need to be a beginner and learn new things from scratch? It's some voice in us that says, "Oh, yeah. That's for everyone else, but not for me."
We can so easily be know-it-alls. We readily make assumptions that have nothing to do with fact, and then pay a steep price for our misconception. Instructions are there for a reason, even if we don't know what it is, so we should pay attention. We don't want to get too far ahead of ourselves or the process.
I honor the need for instruction and allow it to ease and guide my progress.