Let’s talk about Humility. Immediately someone’s going to take this wrong. Humility is not about being subservient to someone else. It’s not about deferring to someone else in all things. It’s not about giving up on your dreams to work on someone else’s. Though it’s certainly possible that Humility could take the form of any of these at some time or another.
Humilty means to be humble. It means to be aware of who you are and what you are capable of. The problem most people have is that they think Humility is about other people being better than you. Well, that’s crap no matter what were talking about. Every person on Earth has an inherent dignity and worth. Unfortunately, a good number of us don’t do anything except try to prove that wrong.
If we’re aware of who we are and what we’re capable of, then Humility is also about when you’re “above” someone else, whether in skill, net worth, status or whatever measure you might want to use. See, sometimes we’re the person with the experience and authority. Sometimes, someone else is. Knowing which situation is which is key, because it lets you know if you’re the one that can help someone else or the one who needs help.
If that’s the case, you can see that Humility has a measure of honesty to it. We have to be honest with ourselves and with others. With ourselves, because what good can it be to think we don’t need help and don’t seek it. With others, because what good can it be to promote ourselves and our abilities to help others if we don’t or can’t do what we say we can?
Know yourself. Know your situation. Be honest about it. Act accordingly with respect toward others. That’s Humility.