1. Put Others First
    Most everyone is worried about being forgotten, left by the wayside, not
    getting their piece of the pie. However, humble people know that their selfworth
    is not tied up in those moments. Instead, they prefer to put others in
    front of themselves, to show those individuals how much they are cared for
    and that they count. Humble people understand that when you raise
    someone else, you also raise yourself. This is especially true in ethical
    leadership. Leaders who put themselves second often have a more loyal
    team that will be willing to work hard for the good of the cause or
    company.
  2. “You” Over “I”
    Just as you should be an active listener and put others first, you should also
    speak of or brag on others before yourself. Instead of saying, “I successfully
    …,” consider saying using they, she, he, the team, or my team. Putting the
    success of others in front of your success will make those that put in hard
    work feel as if they are equally important to you and make them more apt
    to speak to your hard work and contributions as well.
  3. Retain Relationships
    Building and keeping relationships is something that is part of practicing
    humility, but it is also a side effect of being humble. Relationships take
    time, effort, and caring about other people—all things that being humble
    offer. Taking the time to engage with others and connect with them past
    what is on the surface will also give you a more comprehensive view of the
    world, where you work, and help you to learn from the experiences of
    others.
  4. Speak Your Mind
    How many times have you not spoken your mind or asked a question
    because you were afraid of saying the wrong thing or asking a “stupid”
    question? Humble individuals know that their worth is not tied to those
    comments or questions. They understand that with a little grace, everyone
    can recover from a misstep. Part of continuing to learn and grow is the
    willingness to try new things, to put yourself out there, and to ask
    questions. None of those can happen if you continue to hide, not speak
    your mind, and not ask the difficult questions, with humility and
    compassion.
  5. Have an Abundance Mentality
    We live in a world that lacks many things, but there are also many things
    that we have more than enough of. Being humble means knowing that
    there is always enough and that to get your piece of the pie, you might
    need to cooperate and communicate with others that you would generally
    view yourself as competing with. Never being too big to ask to work
    together or cheer on someone who does better than you may sting at first,
    but in the end, you will be glad you were humble.
    Being humble isn’t always easy, especially if you are not naturally a humble
    person. The world we live in today promotes knowing the right answer, even
    when you don’t, looking out for number one, and not making mistakes. However,
    living that way is unproductive and will never allow you to live a peaceful
    existence in which you can continually grow as a person, leader, or world citizen.
    Working on habits that encourage more humility will begin to change your own
    life as well as impacting those around you in positive and uplifting ways