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What is a Zen Master? Check out Tableau’s description
When you listen to the response of newly inducted Zen Masters two words stand out: “honored” and “humbled.”
“Honored” makes sense when you first hear it. It is indeed a high honor to be named Zen Master by Tableau.
But what about “humbled”? Why is that the other term that Zen Masters are likely to use to describe themselves? I’ll speak for myself. Here are some reasons I feel humbled:
Humility is a lesson I’ve learned and I’m still learning it. A couple of years ago, while attending my first Tableau conference, I was introduced to one of the original Zen Masters. I was introduced as a “jedi” and I thought I was. I had been using Tableau just long enough that I knew a fair amount but didn’t yet realize how much I didn’t know. Sensing my know-it-all attitude, this individual patiently showed me a few things I had never considered and then kindly invited me to get in touch if I wanted to understand it more.
It ignited a passion in me to learn more, deepen my understanding, and help others with the knowledge I gained. Along the way, I’ve continually been humbled as others have patiently and kindly corrected my “correct answers” on the online forums, challenged my assumptions, or confirmed my understanding. I am incredibly grateful.
Honored? Yes. Humbled? Definitely.