The Whisper of Humility


Sometimes life sends us on a high- so high it is surreal.

You know those days, weeks, months, or even years when things are going almost perfect and achieving your goals seems like the norm and you feel unstoppable?

Yep! I have had those too.

It is so easy to get caught up with success or what’s going good in your life, so much that you can forget to do little things, like keeping in touch with friends and relatives who may not be central to those highs.

I have had a few times in my life where I am so busy “doing me” that life seems to be going so fast and there’s not enough time to do the little things. But then, a little voice inside is always constantly gently reminding me that there is enough time! I call it “the whisper of humility.”  It is the conscience that reminds us of our imperfections- that we are not doing good by forgetting to do the little things. Everyone gets the same 24 hours each day, 7 days a week, and 365/366 days each year. Therefore, it is really up to each individual what they choose to do with those hours/ days/ years- not rocket science. Sometimes it will be genuinely impossible, but what is crucial, is that we try.

I try to live by the mantra “never forget where you are coming from” or who supported you to realize your dreams. It takes someone who knows and appreciates humility to be truly grounded when they are on the highs of life. That simple quality may be the single most important thing to help you get through the down times.

I have learnt that there is a thin line between confidence and arrogance- so close that people can misinterpret someone’s confidence for arrogance. Consequently, I found that it is important to maintain awareness of my ego and keep it in check. A little self- reflection every now and again doesn’t hurt.

Life is too short not to say and do what you truly mean- achieve the things you want in life but don’t forget to say thanks to those who helped in some way. Live confidently but humbly and never ignore the whisper of humility!

 

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