To be great, you have to experience and learn respect; this begins with being humble. Humility and respect come from feeling as though you are a part of something greater than yourself. When you demonstrate respect, it shows that you care. When someone truly cares, amazing things begin to happen. Struggles, sacrifice, and humility are the building blocks for greatness. Those who sacrifice understand the value of hard work, commitment, and a willingness to do what it takes to achieve the goal. Society respects and loves those who remain humble, even in victory. Those who have struggled and sacrificed don’t need to brag. The results of their actions say it all, and that is greatness.
Something to Think About
Every great accomplishment that has ever occurred is the result of someone overcoming some type of struggle.
Whom do you know that has struggled, but achieved greatness, while remaining humble? Send them a note this week and thank them for their example.
Words of Wisdom
True humility is staying teachable, regardless of how much you already know. — Anonymous
A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being. — James E. Faust
Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less. — C.S. Lewis
You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness. — Zig Ziglar
Life is a long lesson in humility. — Sir James Matthew Barrie