What is Humility?

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Humility is defined as freedom from pride or arrogance. It is the action of making oneself low. I believe in humility and its importance for being successful in life. No one should ever get too big-headed that they think it’s all about them or become so self-absorbed without considering other people. But there is another danger when you become so self-deprecating that you allow people to think that you are a doormat. What is the difference? When you are humble that comes from a sense of awareness of who you are and your value without it going to your head. When you are a doormat that comes from a place of low self-worth and value. Everyone is valuable and important, no one deserves or should be treated with disrespect. unfortunately, you can have people who feel they can treat you less than or second class. It is as you come into the awareness of your strengths and weaknesses that you understand the power of humility. If you are struggling with low self-worth hold on to these three significant principles that will help you understand when you are operating out of an awareness of yourself or from low self-worth.

1.Being humble does not mean accepting abuse or disrespect: As I stated abuse and disrespect is accepted when you are not aware of your value and your worth. It is not humble to allow people to disrespect you or your boundaries or to try to diminish your self-worth

2. Being humble is being aware of your strengths and weakness: It takes a strong person to know what their weaknesses are and what they are strong in. That means being able to acknowledge what you need help in. the truth is all of us have weaknesses its how we choose to manage them that makes the difference.

3. Being Humble means being teachable: As a mentor always says to me no one likes a know it all. Someone that is unable to be told anything or taught anything. Always be in the posture of a student willing and able to learn. Be open to constructive feedback that is meant to build you up and help you towards your future.

As you continue towards success and opportunities I want to leave you with the words that an old sage said to me. I don’t care how far you go always keep your feet on the ground.

One thought on “What is Humility?

  1. Could not have said it better myself! Often times humility gets misconstrued with being egotistical as well. When in fact they put themselves second in every situation. They believe that they are a constant work in progress, don’t know everything and always looking for ways to improve; hence mistaken for a lack of self- confidence.

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