Humble Habits (continued)

  1. Take Responsibility
    Sometimes we make mistakes. Other times we simply don’t do as well as we would have liked. It happens. That is life. When this happens, instead ofblaming someone else or the restrictions you felt were placed on you, considering just admitting that you made that mistake or that you didn’t try hard enough. Admit that you are going to go back to the drawing board to create a new plan of action and overcome your previous problems. If you can learn to do this, you will come to learn that you are bigger than your mistakes and setbacks and that your humility and grace will allow you to keep growing and improving.
  2. Accept Feedback
    Sometimes constructive criticism can hurt. No one likes to know that their best effort wasn’t good enough. However, part of being humble is accepting that you are not perfect and that you always have room for improvement. Actively seeking feedback from those you trust and then working to make those improvements is part of being humble. Not only will you become better in what you are doing, but you will also be learning along the way and let others know they are appreciated for the contributions they bring to the tab.
  3. Are Situationally Aware
    Being situationally aware is a term regularly used to refer to safety. Be mindful of your surroundings and pay attention to the people around you. Being situationally aware in terms of being humble is no different. You should take the time to be mindful of the people around you. Not just what they are saying but their inflection of their tone, their body language, and the dynamics between people. Taking the time to pay attention means that you are giving the people you are with your full attention, but that you are taking the time to learn about and better understand them.
  4. Resolve Difficult Decisions
    Making difficult decisions is well…difficult. However, those who practice humility have an easier time working through these problems as they are focusing on the needs and wants of others. When you take yourself out of the equation, sometimes the problem solves itself. Furthermore, humble individuals also do not always have to weigh the pros and cons of situations, but instead, consider their moral and ethical beliefs. Humble people may still have to make difficult decisions, but they can do so with more assurance that their end choice is the right decision.

Please read and enjoy this for now. I’ll be back soon with the rest of the article.