Humility is not something that comes naturally to most, especially in today’s busy competitive society. Everyday, people see others taking advantage of a situation trying to get ahead or make themselves look good and it really doesn’t do anything for them. A humble person is someone who does not boast or try to impress themselves on you. They are generally quiet, meek and typically not self serving. This is a good set of attributes to be seen but is a very difficult trait to be known for since being humble involves so many behaviors in our lives and is really the opposite of the way most people are living their lives.
Question your own Humility
- Do you take an opportunity to claim credit for things that you are involved in?
- Do you like to be right and to prove what you know?
- Maybe you think your job role is more important than the next person or that you are smarter than them?
- Are you capable of handling things on your own without help from others?
- Are you proud of your accomplishments or do you ever brag about things you do or can do?
If you answered YES to ANY of these questions maybe you are not as humble as you think. I’m going to explore humility in my next couple of articles to help anyone learn to be more humble. Often we can recognize a humble person by related character traits. They are generally calm, courteous, polite, subdued and modest in their behavior and attitudes. A humble attitude is never pompous, proud or arrogant and a humble person does not attempt to belittle others or make them selves look good in comparison. Humble people are easily liked, very approachable and easy to get along with.
This short series is about recognizing, understanding and being humble and how a person can learn this in their day to day activities. It takes some effort to be humble which I’ll explore in my next article about how to win at roulette. And the 3rd article in this series I’ll explore why someone should bother learning to be more humble and what some of the advantages are. Take a moment to think about what being humble means to you and think about the questions above for yourself and for other people you work or live closely with. What is it about a humble attitude that you like and want to learn? I’ll leave you with this which outlines clearly a major point of humility.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8-9
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