You have had a lot of great things happen in your life maybe. Or maybe you just come from a side of town or a family to where you have a good reason to think quite well of yourself. Or maybe all of that is just a bunch of poppy cock and you just have a little bit of desire to be more humble.
And really and truly we could all be a little bit more humble. It’s one of those infinite buckets of character that all people can work on. When it comes to being more humble. It basically boils down to thinking about other people’s perspective. And forcing yourself into a situation where you can see how you’re responding to other people.
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For me some of the biggest practical useful ways that I have learned humility over the years is to just try things, talk to people, put myself out there, and wait for the flood of criticisms to come in.
Whether it’s what you say on YouTube, Twitter, in books, in your blog, to other people, at meet ups, or any type of Facebook chatting and interaction.
It’s that exposure to critiquing, that exposure to being positive, negative, or neutral to other people that gives you the feedback you need to learn from, to twist, to meld, to grow your ability to understand other people. To react to them. To have a better picture of what it means to put the other person in a place of respect and appreciation.
With that respect and appreciation comes the humility that you are seeking. When you are setting yourself in a place of equal level and interest in what’s going on around you, humility is a natural occurrence from that.
Sure it takes some practice and sure it will require you to get out there and make some mistakes and learn from them. But hey that’s part of the joys of life. It’s what we need to do to get to the next level.
We didn’t learn to walk by crawling. We learned to walk by trying to stand up and falling 80 times in a row. Bumping our knees, running around and tripping, scraping things up.
It’s through those mistakes that we learn, ‘hey this walking’s alright’. Now maybe we can drive, or run, or jog, or skate, or bike. Plenty more growth is ahead of you once you put yourself out there make mistakes, learn humility, and see through the eyes of others.
You can learn you can do it. Peace out!