Archive for March 2010
I used to think that being humble meant being subservient–kinda like a dog with its head bowed and its tail between its leg. A sort of posturing, it was more of an act rather than an action.
Being humble means:
- Not talking about things that might make someone feel inferior.
- Listening with all your heart and not thinking about what to say.
- Respecting relationships.
- Not always having the spotlight or being the alpha dog in the room.
- Doing things that might be “beneath” you out of respect or love.
- Losing your ego.
Because I had a low self esteem, I used to feel like i had to prove myself by talking about places I’ve been, things that are successful, etc. Now that I’m comfortable with myself, I don’t want to talk about myself. I just want to be in the moment with my friends and the people around me. I want to help them be the best they can be–and I can’t do that if I’m always talking about my own successes or thinking about what to say next.
Being humble means letting go of yourself so that someone else can have a moment to shine.