I want to talk about the power of a humble mindset. C.S. Lewis said,
“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but it’s about thinking of yourself less.”
In other words, a humble person is not an insecure individual who lacks confidence and self-worth. As a matter of fact, a humble person has a great sense of their worth and an incredible sense of their value. Moreover, they’re so secure in it that they’re free to think about other people rather than constantly being self-centred.
I wonder what kind of power could be released in your life, your relationships, and your business if you started thinking of yourself a little less and started thinking about others a little more. I’ll tell you what, only a truly humble person, who knows their worth and value, can do that. But at this point, you may be wondering: How can I create a humble mindset? Keep reading to find out.
1. Acknowledge The Achievements Of Others
Everyone loves being acknowledged; it makes us feel seen, valued, and respected. The human heart craves recognition. Developing a humble mindset begins with seeing the positive qualities, developments, and accomplishments of others. This simple act puts you in a “giving” frame of mind and, what’s more, it helps you to realize that same level of success is also possible for you.
2. Recognize It’s Okay To Be Wrong
All too often, we stop ourselves from doing the things that beckon us because we don’t want to fail or make a mistake. But the truth is such errors are necessary for you to learn, grow, and develop a thicker skin. Here are a few reasons you should embrace making mistakes and being wrong:
- You’ll gain experience
- It relieves unnecessary stress
- Helps you to overcome your fears
- Puts you in a growth mindset
- You’ll conquer your weaknesses and shortcomings
- You’ll gain a breadth of knowledge
Mistakes are part of living; the sooner you embrace them, the sooner life will begin to open up for you in unimaginable ways!
3. Ask For Help When You Need It
We all need help from time to time. Life is difficult and going it alone is unnecessary. Many people associate asking for help with weakness. This is the furthest thing from the truth! The real weakness is being so prideful that you think you can “do it all on your own.” A humble mindset begins with understanding that asking for help is the best way to get out of whatever hole you’ve found yourself in. Here are some advantages to reaching out to others:
- Strengthens relationships: People want to help; it’s in our nature. By asking for help, you are strengthening your relationships by leaning against and building on those connections. This opens the door for others to ask you for a small favour in the future. And just like that, a reciprocal relationship based on give and take has been formed.
- Makes you better: You overcome your struggles quicker when you ask for help. As a result, you can get to the next level more efficiently and continue making progress toward your goals and ambitions.
- Improves your confidence: Asking for help can be scary. However, by doing so, you are stepping out of your comfort zone, admitting your ignorance (in a positive way), and boosting your own self-esteem.
A humble mindset is developed over time by performing the right actions. And once cultivated, this mindset will attract people, circumstances, and opportunities that can take your life to an unprecedented level. At Certified Flourishing Coach, we are an expert team of coaches, facilitators, and resilience professionals.
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About The Author
Abe Brown, MBA, Founder of Certified Flourishing Coaching™
Abe Brown, MBA, CMCT, CPHSA is the Coach’s Coach, and is an Entrepreneur, Professional Speaker, International Best-Selling Author, and High-Performance Leadership Coach. He is the founder of Certified Flourishing Coach™, the Flourishing Life Coaching Program™, and Flourishing Workplace. Abe is also the author of the Certified Flourishing Coaching™ Programs.