Humility: Overcome Self-Pity and Prevent Swelled Head
On Mother’s Day, I think about how mothers have the difficult job of encouraging us to succeed while teaching us to stay humble. They face the challenge head on as they model this important balance.
Humility can conquer both self-pity and a swelled head. This sails us forward to success in work-life and deeper happiness in personal connections.
Humility: 10 Ways to Stay Humble in Success
- Observe the wonder of babies as they courageously learn EVERYTHING. They are humble not humiliated.
Humility reveals what there is to learn.
- View the Grand Canyon, Victoria Falls, and other natural wonders or at least the pictures if you can’t go. It helps keep human efforts in perspective. Celebrate the larger view and live humbly to balance ego.
- Once a week, have someone teach you something they do well that you don’t.
Being a willing student helps you stay humble.
- Learn one of the 6500 known languages. It’s a great reminder of who else exists in the world!
Humility fuels learning beyond visible boundaries.
- See those who live with a severe chronic illness and still give generously of themselves.
Humility redefines struggle and strength.
- Go without comforts and convenience for one day or better yet one week. Those who make life easier come into full view.
Humility magnifies appreciation of others.
- Help someone with a physical challenge. Their tenacity is inspirational as it places struggle in a new light.
Seeing the challenges of others inspires humility.
- Write down all your pet peeves about other people. Then ask yourself how many of those things you can humbly overlook.
Humility nurtures patience and inhibits selfishness.
- Become and stay curious with others. Ask one question each day to expand the mind and humbly learn from different views. Humility can be intensely interesting and enjoyable.
Curiosity sparks humility.
- Ask for help from others who live humility in success. They will help you to overcome the myths and fears and live the truth about humility.
Humility is a shared journey.
Curiosity and learning keep our sights set on things outside of ourselves. This keeps us humble in success.
Question: What has life taught you about staying humble? Will you share it here?
From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People-Skills Coach™
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