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Friday, November 28, 2014

True humility is not thinking less of ourselves; it is thinking of yourself less

Many people are confused about the trait of being humble. They think that being humble means to basically put ourselves down, refuse to accept compliments, and to basically think less of themselves than they should.

This is not true humility; this is poor self-esteem.

True humility is not thinking less of yourself, but rather not thinking that you are the best of the best.
It is thinking of us less, as in less often. When you put your focus on others, on what you are doing, on the task at hand and doing your best, you are not focused on how great you are.
You are focused on living life to the fullest and helping others.

Thinking of yourself less, does not mean that you think less of yourself. You can, and should, think highly of yourself.
Have confidence in yourself and your abilities. But don't allow your self-confidence to turn into arrogance and vanity.
Don't spend every waking moment thinking about yourself, how you look, what people think about you, etc.
Think highly of yourself, but keep things in perspective.

Survival favours the prepared mind. Robert Crowley

Problems and challenges never come when you would like them to; they come when they come. Therefore, we have to stay in a state of readiness to meet whatever may come our way.
You hear much talk about how important this attitude is, at the same time, few of them seem to take this seriously.
Their actions do not seem to match their words.

As Emerson said, “A man’s action is only a picture book of his creed.” Your actions should match your creed or beliefs.

If you really believe that it is important to be prepared to handle whatever challenges may come your way, then you should believe that you must train to be prepared.

There is no way that you will be prepared if you don’t take action to make yourself prepared. The state of full readiness doesn’t just automatically happen.

You have to train to develop this attitude of mind and spirit, and the preparation of physical skills. Just like all of the other traits of the warrior lifestyle, you have to work to attain the state of preparedness.

You only achieve what you put in!!