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12 Tips on How to Become Humble

Have you always admired those humble people who are always satisfied with anything they have and get? Well, today you might become one of them. The humble people are confident, and they seek to self-actualize by helping others. They are self-efficacious but still, they don’t feel the need to boast about themselves. Instead, they let their actions speak for themselves.

To make things practical, here are some of the habits of the humble people you should follow.

 The humble people are responsible

Have you noticed how it is easy to blame on others for the things that happen to you? Yes, easier but not the right thing to do. The humble people never blame on others for anything that happens to them. They simply assume the responsibility by speaking up and owning their part. They neither blame ‘the system’ nor their faith. You should also stop doing it.

 The humble people put others first

This is because they know their self-worth. Thus, they don’t have the need to put themselves before others just to present how much they know. You should realize that nobody really cares how much you actually know but rather appreciate how much they’re cared for.

 The humble people are curious

The humble people are constant learners because they know that they don’t have all the answers. They have different sources of their knowledge, and one of those is the experience of others. Still, the humble people always crave for more opportunities to learn.

 The humble people cherish their relationships

Since the humble people like helping their friends more than the prideful people, they have stronger personal and professional relationships. One study has shown that companies which have some humble people in the leadership positions have a more engaged workforce and less employee turnover.

 The humble people easily decide

The humble people always respect the moral and ethical boundaries. Therefore, their decision-making process always puts others’ needs before their own. So, when faced with difficult decisions, they base their criteria off a sense of shared purpose rather than self-interest.

 The humble people listen to what other’s have to say

You have probably been in a conversation where somebody was only waiting to jump in with his own words without listening to yours. It can be rather annoying when you see that someone is not listening but rather waiting to speak.

Do you know why he/she is behaving that way? Well, because they believe that what they have to say is more important than what you have to say. To put things short, they’re placing their self-interest first.

On the other hand, the humble people never behave in this way. They tend to actively listen to others before entering the conversation with their own thoughts. They don’t try to dominate a conversation or talk before other people. As much as they can be eager to speak, they are more interested in understanding others because they’re curious.

“True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.” — C.S. Lewis 

 The humble people are sincere

Active listening is very important, but giving your argument on the matter discussed can be crucial to other people’s decisions. The humble people are confident to speak their minds because there is nothing bad in being wrong from time to time.

 The humble people always say ‘Thank you.’

No matter whether you’re engaged in a heated conversation or having a pleasant family meal, it is always important to be polite.  The humble people always take some time to express their thanks and appreciation when needed.

 They accept both ‘wins’ and ‘losses.’

The humble people are quite aware that one person’s ‘win’ don’t necessarily mean another person’s ‘loss’ and vice versa. They understand that there are always many new opportunities out there waiting to be met.

 The humble people don’t start their sentences with ‘I.’

When you always start your sentences with’I’, it is more than obvious that you are placing yourself first. The humble people put others first and talk about others, while the prideful people brag only about themselves.

 The humble people ask for help when they need it

A part of being humble is realizing that you cannot do everything alone. No one can. The humble people are aware of what they know and what they don’t know and enlist help for the latter.

Humility means a willingness to learn and become better. Those are the two things that everybody needs to develop.

 The humble people are situationally aware

What does this actually mean? Well, the humble people have this aspect of emotional intelligence which means being aware of oneself, of the group, the actions of each, and the social relations therein.  More on the situational awareness you should read here.

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