“Often when people ponder humility, they think of monks, nuns or other religious figures who have dedicated their lives to being meek and self-effacing. It may be that way for those who elect that lifestyle, but today humility has taken on a different meaning. Few people in day-to-day life aspire to be considered humble because of its association with being weak and subservient, but that theory is changing. There are countless business articles that reference scientific studies showing that those who manage themselves and others best are those who manifest qualities of humility.
Humility is expressed this way in current business references:
- Admitting that you don’t have all the answers.
- Seeking advice or ideas from others.
- Engaging with and accepting different points of view.
- Being willing to admit one’s own imperfections.
- Laying aside ego and getting in the trenches.
- Being open to feedback from family, friends and colleagues.
- Listening without judging or interrupting.
- Making others feel valued, important and appreciated.
The benefits from practicing this form of humility are earning the respect of friends, family, and co-workers,along with more creativity and peace at the end of the day. Why? Because they have recognized that a self-centered ego is not what is needed to prosper in today’s rapidly changing environments, whether at work, social or home environment.” The full article can be found here
Beautiful article to read on this sunday! #Whispersinmyheart