Here’s another great quote by him:
“Humility is not denying your strengths. Humility is being honest about your weaknesses.”
It wasn’t until I came across his quote that I internalised the meaning of being humble.
Growing up, I always thought of it as a weakness. As a sign of being unworthy of praise in some way.
Why should they be?
When the penny dropped, it dawned on me that being humble IS the real strength.
It is the root from which learning begins. Character develops. Forgiveness manifests.
Without humility, there is only intelligent arrogance.
We need it to accept who we are. With all our faults, shortcomings, and weaknesses.
Because if we can’t accept who we are, we can’t offer our REAL self in service to others. To our family. To the community.
Humility empowers us to close our eyes, and see the world through someone else’s.
Are you struggling to connect with someone? Unable to see their point of view?
Try removing yourself from the equation. Put your SELF aside. Allow the other person to completely take over your perspective.
Let them guide you. And see what happens.