The Journey of the Humble

Staying Humble is Hard Work

Humility wins over pride any time of the day. This is not to say that you can’t be proud of the work that you do and the awards that you’ve gained along the winding road of daily-grinds. You’ve absolutely earned it but there is a fine line between being proud and gloating. Toe it.

In my line of work, it’s impossible NOT to say great things about the products, services, and packages that I write about in glossy brochures, postcard-ready Instagram posts, and attention-grabbing websites. It’s advertising. From the get-go, I need to say fantastic things (if possible, not bend truth out of its confined proportions). I need to beat the beast over the head, win people over and get them to part with their hard-earned money. There are no other ways around this….I’ve checked.

But that’s work.

In your personal pursuits and the way you communicate with others, whether at functions, meetings or on the train, it is a better idea to be a little bit of a humble brag. People hate humble brags and it takes practice not to be an annoying one, but a few mistakes is going to polish you.

At the end of the day, the purpose of it all is to remind yourself that…

Pride speaks, Don’t let Success Get to your Head

It’s not about pride or being proud, it’s about having the right mindset. A mindset of being able to hit the ground running no matter the situation, the ability to see things from a beginner’s point of view, and the willingness to learn from the rook-iest of people, says a lot of about how far you’re going to make it into the game.

Imagine if you wake up every day with a scoreboard that reads 0-0. You’ve won nothing. You’re starting over every morning. Despite everything that you’ve done in the past, all your achievements, you’re starting from ground zero again. It makes you yearn for success because a relentless person is the most resourceful and productive one.

Despite having worked in the industry for well over 17 years, there are better writers, better analysts, newer ideas, more successful people, and more innovative technologies. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: no one is ever THE best. There is no such thing.


Growing Requires Listening and Learning

You’ll be surprised at how much you’ll grow and the number of new things people thrust into your arms when you’re willing. Every year, we have a new American Idol, a new Miss Universe and a new winner for UK’s Got Talent. If every single one of the winners, awards in hand, refuse to grow with times because they’ve ‘made it’, the journey will come to a head.

But if you listen in order to learn, you’ll go a long way…and you’ll never stop being hip! Well, maybe ‘relevant’ was the word I was looking for.

By limiting our expansion, we soon become stagnant. While resting on our laurels, we then get surpassed by those who are hungry and willing to work –

Humility and hard work is an astounding combination. Do you agree?

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Additional Reading: In Order to Succeed, you have to Stay Hungry and Humble

Source :, addicted2success.

If the source is inaccurate, kindly message me and I will fix the credit and link accordingly. I would also appreciate a note if you find grammatical mistakes or spelling errors. Thanks, Gammarly. =) Thanks YOU for reading,  checking and alerting me!


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