I'm gonna share a secret with you now. There's one thing that's a high road to happiness.
Do you know which one I mean?
It's being humble.
Meaning: Remaining grounded, being present and being curious. Not taking anything for granted, but enjoying the little things in life (our world is so precious) and expressing gratitude.
Ok, sounds great... but how can you incorporate that into your life? That's really easy, my friend.
A few examples how to be more humble:
Maybe you're somebody, who's already successful and achieved her/his goals: Staying humble means then to not forget where you're coming from, how much hard work you put into your success and not feeling the need to brag about it, but helping others to succeed.
Maybe you're someone just starting out: I often hear the term 'Fake it until you make it', however, my belief is that people are more likely to help and support you, if you're open about your modest beginnings and true to yourself (and others), instead of faking it.
Maybe you're someone who's privileged (economically, culturally, by education...): never forget that you're a human being as everybody else and that there are others out there less lucky than you. No need to be arrogant. Be kind and humble.
Here's this week's list of my favorite inspiration to read, listen to, watch and do to be more humble in our everyday life - enjoy!
- Read this: How Humility Will Make You the Greatest Person Ever. An article about why humility might well be the mother of all virtues.
- Listen to this: What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong. Such a beautiful classy song full of gratitude. Perfect for sitting on the couch with a cup of tea and watching outside the window... regardless of the weather.
- Watch this: Raymond Tang: Be humble & and other lessons from the philosophy of water. A great TED Talk about how to be more like water and how this could change your life for the better (I know, that sounds weird. But trust me, those are 10 minutes well spent).
- Do this:
- Ask more questions. Especially, if you don't know the answers. Simply say so and see it as an opportunity to learn something new. It takes humility to show, what you don't know instead of what you do. We're all lifelong students.
- Go outside, spend some time in the open and be in awe. Nature grounds you. Breathe the fresh air in the forest. Sit at a coast or beach and stare at the horizon. Gaze into the stars. Stand on top of a sand dune (my personal favorite). Whatever you do, you'll recognize immediately that you're not the hub of the universe. We're nothing compared to the wonders of our world.
What's your recipe to be more humble in everyday life? Share it with me below in the comments section 🙂