I grew up being taught that I shouldn’t be proud of my accomplishments.
That I should practice humility instead.
That resulted in having to PRETEND to not allow greatness into my life.
Humility was defined as being quiet and not acknowledging the gifts that I’ve been able to acquire and share.
But do you know the real truth about it all?
This was really defined as a false sense of humility.
This false humility was self-damaging, in which in an attempt to be “humble,” I was actually no longer allowing myself to FEEL GREAT.
I wouldn’t acknowledge the greatness within me and how it could contribute to making my world a better place because it would then go through another false sense of self, which is that pride in one’s self is wrong.
This false humility gets in the way.
Humility is an incredible attribute and characteristic, and when used correctly, it leads to learning that we can always be more through expansion.
When humility gets misused, it becomes damaging, because false humility forces us to play small.
We don’t want to look like we’re bragging.
As it states in Matthew 5:14-16, we need to “Let your light so shine, so that others may see your good works.”
This false humility holds us back from truly succeeding to our full potential.
Those that are the most successful live their life in a powerful way by allowing their greatness to shine so that as they achieve their accomplishments, they make other people’s lives better as well.
Powerful is NOT pretending that you’re not great.
Don’t pretend that you’re not great!
If you’re good at something, OWN IT!
There are so many powerful people that don’t know that they’re great!
Humility is knowing who you are.
When you know who you are, you are able to achieve greatness in an empowering way that builds you and everyone else up that is around you.
Humility is using your gifts and talents in a responsible and empowering way.
We create value for other people.
Powerful is being thankful; when someone gives you a compliment, allow yourself to accept it.
Humility is recognizing your greatness.
We can all play bigger and do more, but you know what else we can do?
We can CELEBRATE our greatness and reward ourselves for achieving our accomplishments.
False humility is brought about through fear: fear of appearing “too flashy” to others.
We need to make a commitment to shift playing small and overcoming the resistance to be proud in what we’ve been able to accomplish.
This isn’t about becoming materialistic and worldly, but allowing yourself to play at the highest level, and allow yourself to serve other people. Part of that is in dropping your false humility so that you can play bigger.
Sincerely accept compliments and honor people by not burying your talents.
That is what true humility and success is made of.
* When was the last time that I sincerely accepted a compliment from someone?
* What area of my life am I great at that I have never allowed to go all in?
* What can I do to shift my perspective of what it means to be humble so that I am still able to achieve greatness?
Stop burying your talents, get rid of the false humility and LIVE THE LIFE THAT YOU WANT TO LIVE.
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