How to Practice Humility

Thứ bảy - 27/04/2024 01:14
Mother Theresa once said, "Humility is the mother of all virtues; purity, charity, and obedience. It is in being humble that our love becomes real, devoted and ardent." These words ring true, but you don't have to be Mother Theresa, or...
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Mother Theresa once said, “Humility is the mother of all virtues; purity, charity, and obedience. It is in being humble that our love becomes real, devoted and ardent.” These words ring true, but you don’t have to be Mother Theresa, or even religious at all, to make an effort to practice humility in your everyday life. Being humble means accepting your limitations and making an effort to make the world a better place without wanting to take all the credit.

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Developing a More Humble Mindset

  1. Step 1 Don’t think you’re too good for everything you do.
    People who have big egos tend to think that they deserve to be working at a better place, to be dating someone better, or even to be hanging out with people who are interesting and cooler. But your life is your life, and if you want better things, then you have to work to reach for them, instead of assuming the attitude that you’re not getting treated fairly. To practice humility, work to accept the life you have while striving for more without complaining.
    • If you adopt the attitude that you’re too cool for school, people will become allergic to you. Instead, work to be grateful for what you have and work to earn more, if that’s what you want.
  2. Step 7 Be grateful for what you have—and what you don’t.
    If you really want to practice humility, then you have to work on being grateful for everything the world has given you, from your health to your pet kitty. Don’t take anything for granted and know that it’s a privilege to even be reading an article online.[3] You should also be grateful for the hardships and challenges you’ve faced, because they’ve made you into the person you are today.[4]
    • Of course, some people are a lot better off than others when it comes to the luck game. Just know that it’s what you do with your luck that matters, and that you should be grateful for what you have been given instead of complaining about what you don’t have.
    • Gratitude is essential for true humility. Work on making a list of everything you’re grateful for and add to it whenever you think of something else.[5]
    Oprah Winfrey
    Oprah Winfrey, Entertainment Mogul

    Practice gratitude frequently. "Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough."

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Taking Action

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Living a Life Filled with Humility

  1. Step 7 Spend more time around children.
    Children have a natural sense of wonder and almost never cease to be in awe of the universe. If you want to practice humility more often, then you should make a habit of spending more time with children. They’ll help you see the world through new, youthful eyes, and you’ll be able to rediscover some of the magic you may feel that you lost because of the daily grind. Making a habit of spending more time with kids, whether you spend more time with your own, volunteer with children, or help a friend out by babysitting, can help you practice humility regularly.
    • You may think that you have a lot to teach children and will feel humbled when you see that they have a lot to teach you, too. Listen to their perspective about the world and see how it can help you become a more humble, grateful person.
    • Being around children will help you rejuvenate your sense of wonder. This can help you be more appreciative of the world around you and it will keep you from taking anything for granted.
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  • Humility does not mean allowing others to humiliate you or carrying a burden beyond what you can bear.
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  • Remember be sure to say "no" sometimes so you can give time to self.
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