Being humble means recognizing that we are not here to boast about how important we are, but more to see how much difference we can make in the lives of others. There are so many ways to gain humility, and it starts by putting away your ego. Sorry, there is no room for ego here. Remember that pride is a condition, not a necessity. Put it away.
Being humble may include asking someone for their forgiveness or forgiving someone else. Forgiveness is one of the greatest acts of humility. It shows empathy when you forgive passionately. Admitting you were wrong about something or giving a humble apology can go a long way. Yes, you may be apologizing to another person, but what you gain within yourself is most important. That’s a touch of humility. It exudes compassion.
Learn to be sincere with your intentions and cultivate a grateful heart. Accept correction from others both positive and negative graciously. That means not letting those compliments go to your head and not to be crushed by criticism. At the same time, you never want to step on anyone’s dignity. You can speak well of others, I don’t mean extreme flattery, but comments to help others build a positive internal self. You also gain a sense of fulfillment.
Living with an attitude of gratitude shows others that you care not only about yourself. It also releases a power of joy within you. Some people think being humble is thinking less of oneself, but it’s quite the opposite. People who are humble know and are aware of not only their own, but other people’s strengths and weaknesses. You know how to act in an appropriate way, never putting yourself above another to make someone else feel inferior.
Being humble will help strengthen your relationships and bonds with others, because you are then without judgment, accepting others for who they are. You will also gain self-respect and admiration.
“If you want to be honored by another, you must first learn to humble yourself”
~ Jill Lee ~