1. Festus

    Thank you Dave for sharing this strategy.

    Humility is powerful, it opens doors and grants individuals opportunities, even if others feel they are not qualified for it.

    Most leaders love a humble and confident follower. I believe that it’s important to imbibe this noble character.

    I like how you showed that it takes a determined mind and a heart open to learning for anyone to actually make a headway.

    Thanks once again Dave. I’ll back to learn some more.

    • Dave

      You are right Festus, 

      Humility is something that has been highly valued by many people. No one wants a person who feels is the most important period on the planet.

      I have always been told as well heard from many people that humility takes people who have it many places and it even makes it possible for your mistakes, even the biggest, to be overlooked.

      And this is something everyone wants.

      While it is this rewarding, it is also very hard to achieve it if you are not fully determined to get it. That is why I have said it takes a really determined mind and heart to really get there.

      But it is very much for everyone who truly wants it. 🙂

      You are surely going to love the honour that this virtue brings.

      Good luck.

  2. Erick

    Ah men good article, I feel we are so syncing to the same concept conquering our own mind. Because I believe that thoughts and emotions are just like bottled sensation they come and go, and has result sometimes we do attach to these and end up doing actions that we weren’t aware of it. Especially when we go to our ego.

    • Dave

      Quite right Eric,

      Most of the time we let our thoughts and emotions get ahead of us and end up destroying our true nature.

      We were not meant to be arrogant or proud, or even jealous. But listening to bad energy and words like insults or too much praise and flattery makes us change and in turn we become these huge and ugly monsters within, that no one wants to be around.

      But this exercise helps to keep the one making use of it in touch with their true selves every so often, which is what we need so that we don’t get carried away by the waves of thoughts and feelings.

      You will love the experience and the great benefits it brings. 🙂

  3. Garen

    Being humble is certainly something I want to work on in the upcoming year. I admit that I do like to brag about my accomplishments, but it probably comes off as arrogant or self-involved. I don’t mean to do it, but sometimes when I don’t know what to say I probably talk about myself too much.

    I do have a question though. How do you stop yourself when someone says something you know for a fact is completely wrong though? Do you think it’s better to just not say anything at all?

    Looking forward to your response.

    • Dave

      Hey Karen, 

      It is very nice of you to accept that, to a certain extent, you might be a bit proud. I like your honesty. 🙂

      The thing is, all of us like to talk about ourselves and the things that are going on in our lives. But the problem is, not everyone is happy and comfortable with listening to them, as it comes off as bragging, unless you carefully choose your words.

      So the best thing is to train yourself to be more of a listener than a talker. Be the one who finds it comfortable to listen to other people without judgement, hate or jealousy. If you do this, other people will also want to listen you.

      About listening to someone lie to your face and what you should do, I would have to say it depends.

      Before you act, you have to understand the person who is lying and why they are lying. Some people are so sensitive inside even though they show a bold character on the outside, and lying is their way of boosting their confidence.

      And you should seek to encourage them, rather than bash them off which will only add to their self consciousness.

      The best thing is, to keep quiet and observe them lie.

       If the issue they are lying about is important, let them know about it afterwards when you are both alone, and in a gentle way using pleasant words. This will make them love you and listen to what you are saying.

      If the issue is not important, don’t bother arguing with them. Just let it go as they are not hurting someone except themselves, and they know more than anyone else that they are hurting themselves. And they will come to their senses in good time. So it is not worth correcting them otherwise they will hate you.

      Hope this helps. 🙂

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