How to Practice Humility
How do you define humility? Merriam-Webster describes it as “freedom from pride and arrogance,” a liberating attitude that will take you far on your journey to your OolaLife.
As an ancient proverb points out, “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.”
Why do many equate humility with weakness or feelings of ridicule? You’ll learn the true power of humility in one of two ways: by embracing it and making it part of your OolaLife, or by learning it the hard way. Life has a way of humbling those who think it’s all about them.
Replace the false swagger of the proud and the know-it-alls with the quiet confidence of those who recognize their place in the world and act on it with a healthy sense of humility. As studies have proven, our greatest leaders are those who acknowledge their own limitations and are willing to learn from others.
Here are a few ways to practice one of Oola’s strongest accelerators as you strive for the life you dream of and deserve - your OolaLife:
- Realize your dependence on a higher power. Our abilities and the success they bring us are gifts from God. Step down the path to your OolaLife with a grateful heart and a commitment to make the most of them.
- Humble yourself as you take on the role of a servant. Share your talents. Lend a hand when the chance arises. Look beyond your own needs and see what you can do for the greater good of others without the expectation of receiving anything in return.
- Be humble enough to know there is room for improvement. Focus on the strength you get from being humbled by your setbacks. Challenging times are inevitable. Humility gives you the opportunity to learn from your mistakes and the courage to try again without the fear of failure.
- Use this new sense of self, a humble piece of a bigger picture, to make a more accurate assessment of your own strengths and weaknesses. Humility is grounding as well as liberating. It allows you to grow as you recognize there’s still a lot to still learn. Be humble enough to know there is room for improvement.
Remember, there is always someone bigger, faster, stronger and better-looking than you. But if you strive to beat your personal best and learn during the journey from your failures as well as your successes, you’ll be one step closer to your OolaLife.