A Truly Humble Light
Do you ever have moments where life seems to be artificial because you find yourself boasting about your children, your success at work, or your new car?
How do we balance our pride with our ability to be humble?
Many times in my posts, I am writing about my own personal experiences. I have to step back and really think about why I write and why I share stories. What is the balance between my ego (being proud of what I do) and having a humble spirit?
I ask myself sometimes, why are you writing? What are you hoping to accomplish with this? Is it about being noticed? Is it about having the confidence to share my voice with others?
Technical difficulties this morning, like Tim McGraw said…
…Always be Kind and Humble.
I believe role modeling authenticity each week and putting a snip it of who I am out into the world that someone may connect with something. Posts may not be of interest to some and others will strike some at the core. I know that there are days where the writing and message will have strength and other days it will be weak. What I have learned through this process of weekly reflection and sharing is that if I don’t write I will never know the possibilities of my own abilities. And even if I misspell a word or I don’t please someone, maybe just maybe a few people will be pleased. I came across the following quote this week and it really struck something within me.
“Have more humility. Remember you don’t know the limits of your own abilities. Successful or not, if you keep pushing beyond yourself, you will enrich your own life – and maybe even please a few strangers.” – A. L. Kennedy
For me personally, my writing is an outlet that I don’t think I realized I needed. Many times what I write about has to do with something I have experienced during the week. I recently had an opportunity to apply for a leadership role. As I filled out my application, I got hung up on writing because I find it hard to write about all of my accomplishments. Because I know in my heart that I wouldn’t have the collection of rungs on my latter if it weren’t for others in my life who have supported me, because I admire and appreciate their strengths.
Is being humble a sign of weakness? Or is it a sign of respectful appreciation of others?
Beverly Flaxington shared in a post titled,How Humble Are You?, that “true humility is knowing who you are and having the calm confidence in yourself that you are able to be other-focused, without sacrificing all that matters to you.”
I ask us to consider the balance between our pride and being humble this upcoming week.
A Truly Humble Light will
Pride makes us artificial. Humility makes us real.