While attending a retreat this past weekend, one of my friends said “You seem so reserved.” And I honestly thought to myself, I have arrived!
“If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are .”
Do you think being humble is a bad thing? Do you picture someone weak? A wimp? Not a leader?
I recently read an article in Forbes magazine, entitled “Be Humble and Teachable to Lay the Foundation of Success.” by Alan Hall. In it, Mr. Hall speaks about how after launching 10 companies, he has a taste of both success and failure. Of all the tough lessons learned, being teachable and humble stand out as the most significant and critical attributes for success, not only in business but in any endeavor. Their evil twin counterparts, pride and arrogance,are the cornerstones of failure.
He continues by saying, “Being teachable and humble is not about competency or mental ability; it is all about a thirst and appreciation for knowledge.”
“Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. are you planning a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.” – St. Augustine
-Be a Good Listener
-Admit Mistakes and Correct Them
-Never Stop Learning
-Mentors are Wonderful Teachers
Until next time….I am Nina Obier- Your Leadership Liaison, the link between where your INFLUENCE is and where YOU want it to be.
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“Listen.Learn.Love.Lead” My journey in life with humility and grace.