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Gist_with_Chadele: Humility, A Key To Better Life

Humility simply means being able to show gratitude for even the littlest acts of kindness shown to you without being arrogant about what you have done for some other person. Being humble helps to build trust and facilitates learning, which are key aspects of leadership and personal development.

As Nelson Mandela once said; “The first thing is to be honest with yourself". Be gentle in carrying out your business and you will be better loved than a lavish giver. The greater you are, the more humbly you should behave and then you will find favour. 

In trying to cultivate humility, you can try one or more of these activities:

  • Try to listen more to other
  • Be mindful and focus on the present
  • Be grateful for what you have
  • Ask for help when you need it
  • Seek feedback from others regularly
  • Review your actions so you are not seen as proud

How can you tell someone is genuinely humble and not just putting up an act? These few attributes will help us know a truly humble person;
  • They acknowledge they don't have it all figured out
  • They know the difference between self-confidence and pride
  • They always try to add value to others
  • They take responsibility for their actions and are quick to apologize
  • They understand what success means
  • They are filled with gratitude for what they have    
Do not try to discover what is beyond your powers. Concentrate on what has been assigned to you. You have no need to worry over mysteries. Do not meddle with matters that are beyond you.

Humble people don't lack pride especially when they have achieved something they are good at. Not being proud of an accomplishment is not the same as humility. You can be proud of your achievements and still remain humble. Being humble is an important life skill. With it, we can choose to live a happier life. 

Stay humble and meet me again next week. Ciao!

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