Humility is the foundation
of all the other virtues hence, if it does not exist in one's soul there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.
The habit of showing humility can begin with small steps. We can start by
making certain behavior a habit and before we know it, we'll be
demonstrating it without even knowing it.
swallow our pride occasionally, it's not fattening. We can try very hard
to be modest in our daily online activities.
I have learned that true merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less
noise it makes.
Here are some inspiring thoughts inspired by the
writings of Stanley McWillimas.
A quote from Confucius says that humility is the solid
foundation of all virtues. Lack of humility has caused a lot of
difficulties in our lives, conflict among family members and friends and
squabble within the organization.
does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does
it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts. It means freedom from
thinking about yourself at all. ~William Temple
Although a lack of humility often takes many forms, it
has always manifested within us a
degree of arrogance and self-importance
which restrict a sober perspective of self worth and actually masked
qualities such as kindness, understanding and loyalty which we strive to
Let us not confuse humility with timidity, self-abasement
nor self-denigration. It is a degree of self confidence that discounts
the need to preach our own resume, allowing others to discover our
talents through the actions we exhibit in a humble but aggressive quest
Humility is the process of controlling our own ego and
exalting the efforts and achievements of others. It is rejecting
personal adulation and praising the achievements of the team or group,
all the while paying witness to everyday people who have the ability to
do something worthwhile without drawing attention to themselves. It is
listening with empathy and not considering what to say next. It is
evaluating the merit of criticism and providing a constructive response.
It is an understanding that humility is a source of strength and not
man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
Sometimes there is a need to swallow our pride to prevent
us from losing race in no-win situations. Let us accept the fact that we
cannot always prevent others to be critical. At some point, we must ask
whether the correction of others is relative to our needs.
Practice in the mirror saying these three magic words:
"You are right." Seek the input of honest brokers when evaluating
leadership and personal character traits, share credit for success with
others and reinforce the philosophy for your constituents.
Humility improves relationships, both horizontally and
vertically and removes anxiety. Humility will allow us to stand in the
presence of something larger than ourselves; something that is infinite,
transcendent and encompasses all things.
The right choice is being neither a bully nor a wimp,
while tempering righteous superiority with sensible pragmatism that
teaches us to manage our pride.
The humbler we are, the greater we would be, as he who
humbles himself shall be exalted; he who exalts himself shall be
By Tim Pedrosa
Humility dismisses nothing, rather, it takes even small things
into consideration. It recognizes that whatever life presents,
needs to be respected. Small things are easily found in
something big, but inside little things there is often