BENEFITS OF HUMILITY – WHAT HUMILITY DOES TO AND FOR YOU
Humility is such a virtuous trait. People who are humble are lovable and every one of us wants to be associated with such people. However, if humility was to be a horse, the arrogant still wouldn’t want to ride anyways—their pride can’t possibly allow them to.
It is only those who truly know what humility can do to and for them that can be extremely humble. I mean, you cannot begin to do something when you don’t really know what it will do for you and how it can benefit you right?
So that is how it’s for arrogant people. They really don’t get the point of being humble. To them, it doesn’t make any sense. They might be like, “Why should I be the one to do such a menial task, why can’t Jake do it?”. Some others might be like, “Hell no! someone of my class and affluence cannot possibly do that, send someone lesser than me to do it”.
This is the more reason the humble will always strive more in a world full of arrogant and self-centred people. They honestly succeed in all they do, no doubt.
Humility in question is not just an outward trait. It is actually an inward character that is portrayed outwardly. It goes beyond obedience and docility. It is also a means of wanting to serve others without being told to.
Humility means so many things but definitely not arrogance and boastfulness. By just being humble you literally have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Even The Bible tells us that “… those who are humble …will inherit the whole earth”.
Honestly, it really takes a whole lot to be humble—anyone who tells you otherwise lied! Only a lowly and meek heart can be truly humble. I guess that’s pretty much why people find it easier to be mean and arrogant than to be kind and humble.
Humility is seeing yourself as equal to every other living human on earth. It’s the willingness to always put others interests before yours.
Humility is serving others even when you’re not been served yourself—you don’t really mind anyway. It is having so much more but presenting yourself as nothing—not more like a worthless scum though.
Humility is never synonymous with stupidity for you absolutely know when people tend to take you for granted. I think it makes more sense to say that humility is one thing that we all need to be if we really aim to achieve a greater course in life.
Howbeit, if you’re the type that doesn’t like to be progressive, you’d rather prefer to be complacent and stagnant in all you do, keep being the arrogant, mean person that you’re because to tell you the truth, that’s all you can ever really be.
HUMILITY CAN MAKE RELATING WITH PEOPLE AN EASY TASK FOR YOU
You might be wondering why relating with people can be such a difficult thing for you. Have you tried out to see if you’re adding a little bit of humbleness to the whole picture, or are you just trying to be always heard without giving the other person a chance to talk about himself?
If you’re not humble when you’re with people, it would literally yield no good result because people don’t want to be associated with arrogant people (even though they themselves may be arrogant, quite ironical you may think. Not entirely)
Humility creates a pleasing a pleasing aura when relating with people. You don’t even have to say too much or do too much, just be humble in allowing the person you are with say all that he wants and be genuinely interested in the person too.
Trust me people love when you make them feel important.
Humility is one thing that can really make a relationship blossom. Don’t even try to fake it because it will be so obvious that that’s what you’re doing.
Just make sure your humbleness is out of pure intentions and that you really want what’s best for other people and not just yourself.
HUMILITY MIGHT MAKE YOU SEEM WEAK
There is this whole idea that people have about humility and it is that they think humility makes one seem weak and extremely vulnerable but that’s not true, at all.
Humility doesn’t in any way portray any form of weakness in you, if anything it brings out the strength in you. Don’t allow low-minded folks to mislead you into thinking that humility is just for the old days and that it doesn’t have a say or a stay in our today’s world.
No doubt, if you’re beginning to act your life out of a little humbleness, you might feel or rather seem like a weakling or even like a worthless scum, don’t believe that, it’s totally a misconception.
Believe me, when I say, weak people cannot in any way portray any act of humility (just as they cannot gain control of their temper and every other thing that cannot control). Only strong and willed hearted individuals can really do such a thing. Trust me, it takes a whole lot of internal willingness to be humble.
So the next time you see someone that is genuinely humble, show some respect. Because as it is, it’s utterly not easy to be such, especially with so many proud folks running around. Isn’t that something so exceptional?
To further prove that humility is more or less strength and not a weakness, just take a closer look at how humble folks treat the arrogant.
First of all, they ain’t going say that they won’t be relating with any arrogant being that crosses their path. And secondly, they’ll still very much treat those arrogant folk just the same way they treat other people.
That’s one beauty about having a virtue such as humility. You tend to act and treat people not as who they are or how they treat you, but rather as you are. I guess that’s what being good is all about after all.
I believe this is part of the reason people think humble folks are weak. The fact that they still remain humble to arrogant and pompous people doesn’t mean they are weak, this just shows that their inner strength is way more fortified and firm than their counterparts.
So get rid of the thought that humility portrays a weakness in someone and start believing that it is as a matter of fact a profound strength.
HUMILITY IS WHAT REALLY MAKES YOU WILLINGLY SERVE OTHERS
As it is, I haven’t really seen anyone that serve others with enormous joy and willingness and that isn’t humble. Both of these traits are inseparable and they tend to always go hand-in-hand. They both make a balanced scale.
I so much admire humble people. I mean their humility always get me tripping, honestly. Looking at them, I always see their eagerness and willingness in wanting to serve other people.
I think this is one reason humble people always make great leaders. They do for others without really expecting anything in return.
If you’ve always wanted to serve and be of great help to others, and somehow you can’t seem to get through with it. Examine yourself and see if your ego is getting in the way. Because if it is then, you cannot be humble and when you’re not humble you even be willing to serve others, trust me, all your efforts won’t pull through.
Now, most people don’t realize that humility is what you do yourself, And guess what it’s called when someone does it for you? It’s called Humiliation!
So don’t allow others to humiliate you by pointing out your arrogance to your face. Rather, first, humble yourself and every other thing follows.
People really do matter you know. They are important. And I guess you want to get to their hearts right? Then humble yourself and be a servant by serving them.
HUMILITY AND EGO AS COUNTERPARTS
I know you may think that this sounds counterintuitive, but let your humility be coupled with a little bit of Ego. Ok now here’s why I said so.
Just imagine that your humility has gotten to a point that you don’t even realize when people take advantage of you. The truth is that when people see that you’ve such a virtuous quality as humility they would really want to do the extreme to you, like push you really hard to the wall—that kind of thing.
And if you happen to be a person that doesn’t even think of yourself, just for once, then you can really be sure to be used in your humble state.
Ego is really that thing that makes you save face especially for yourself. So adding a little bit of Ego to your humility won’t do you any harm, instead, it makes you even realize when people try to take advantage of you.
Now knowing doesn’t mean you will retaliate rather it will make you want to back out a little so that the person can know that you aren’t dumb and that you know exactly what you’re doing.
However, try to control your Ego because it can get in the way of your humility when it is in excess. The whole idea is to be discerning so that you can tell when your reputation is being tramped on.
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