Updated: Oct 17, 2018
Humility is the solid foundation of all the virtues. – Confucius
Always be Humble & Kind! Remember we are all human and make mistakes. Learn to admit your mistakes before someone exaggerates the story. Think about this… is it really necessary to always be right? If you’re wrong take time for self reflection and own up to your weaknesses and faults. That’s how you learn and earn respect. True humility is admitting you don’t always have the right answers or know it all. There could be different or better ways of doing things, instead of continuing to do things your way or the same old ways that you feel is the correct way.
Humility is not weakness; it is the epitome of strength. Humility moves a person away from human personal weakness and limitations into divine expression, strength, and expansion. – Donald Curtis
Attaining true humility means you are willing to learn new and different ways of doing things to become healthier, successful, and live a more fulfilling and happier life. You can learn and achieve great things in life from your mistakes when you aren’t too busy denying them. We all know that Albert Einstein was known for his many intellectual achievements, and even he thought he never met a man so ignorant that he couldn’t learn something from him.
Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life. – George Arliss
Humility may come naturally to some of us however, for most it’s often something that needs to be taught or learned. We become humble by hanging around humble people and intentionally being aware and admitting to ourselves that we are not numero uno.
3 Simple Steps For Practicing Humility:
1. Take time for Self Reflection – perform an honest assessment of yourself, appreciate and recognize your limitations and possibilities. Promptly admit when you’re wrong.
2. Allow yourself to be vulnerable and learn from others - when you acknowledge and accept that they have something to contribute to your learning, this makes you humble.
3. Practice Gratitude - humility and gratitude are closely linked together in a lot of ways. If we lack humility, we can’t practice gratitude. When we practice gratitude it allows us to be humble and find inner peace in our lives.
Sending Love, Peace, & Positive Vibes,
Sherri Pentzien (Owner & Founder of Savannahsmiles Life Coaching)