Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Swallow your pride! It's non-fattening. . . .

"It's hard to be humble," says an old country song, "when you're perfect in every way." In reality, very few people actually think they are perfect in every way, but it can still be pretty hard to be humble when we live in a society that encourages constant competition. And it's just about impossible to be humble when we are constantly striving to be better than others. Being humble doesn't mean you shouldn't feel good about yourself. Instead, think about the abilities you have, and be thankful for them. Let go of meaningless, simplistic comparisons, and you'll be able to enjoy doing things without worrying about whether you're better or worse at them than others. After all, if you feel superior, you have no incentive to improve! And one of the best things about being humble is that it gives us more room to grow.

"Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble, but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy."
-Norman Vincent Peale

1 comment:

  1. I love this post! So very, very, very true!


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