Each day, laptop and children permitting, I’ll share a prompt that’s been on my mind, and a few of my thoughts.
You are welcome to share your own perspective in the comments, or just journal it out!
What does humility mean to me?
We touched on humility yesterday; today, let’s bring it into focus.
Growing up, I always equated humility with demure, soft-spoken, non-argumentative, etc…
The older I get, the more that perception is challenged, but, if that isn’t humility, then what is?
Some dictionaries define humility as “a low view of one’s own importance”, or “a sense of unworthiness”.
As a matter of fact, I would flip that on its head.
I can and will be wrong sometimes, but, because I know my worth, I’m not afraid to learn by experience. And, because I know my worth, I deeply value and appreciate my fellow learners.
Simply put, humility = a willingness to learn, a respect for the process and for others.
For me, it also means recognizing the source of my strength. In my darkest moments, I am never alone, and that’s a gift.
What does humility mean to you? Is it possible to “humbly” take a stand? Where do boundaries come into play? How does knowing your worth work hand in hand with humility?