(image from Pixabay)
We have now entered March and I admit, this one of the months I have been kind of dreading ... cause, well, you know, it's all about being humble!! And I work in a job where I have to speak about my Paralympic achievements! I use my achievements to market myself to others, which means in a marketing email, or at a networking event, I have to ... well, speak about myself.
But as much as I am dreading this month - a smidge - I am also more than a little curious about this whole idea of humility and what it means in 2017.
Though I admit that I am already struggling with what humility means to me and to others. Already this month I have spoken often about my achievements, and for some reason this does not fit with my idea of being humble and bringing more humility into my life. I try to balance this out by repeatedly stating to people: I am just like you, if I can do this (Paralympics) then you can too (not the Paralympics, but a huge, big, crazy dream all their own).
So what is it that I want to really explore this month...
I really want to understand, to the deep deep bones of my body, what being truly humble is and how humility can benefit society at large (especially when living in a world where we are encouraged on a daily basis to scream ME ME ME.
To begin, in the most humble of ways however, is to ask you, what is humility to you? Tell me in the comments below.
"Your Determination is Limitless"
- Elizabeth Wright