I don't think I've ever met a humble person and been repulsed by their attitude. In fact I'd say humility is attractive in a person, alluring in a business, inviting in an organization. Humility just looks good on you!
On the flip side there are few things more unattractive than someone who always brings the conversation back to themselves. Their success, their status, their dreams, their "not pyramid" (but really it is) scheme to make them rich. In a day of digital highlight reels (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat) It's easy for us to project a haughty prideful image of ourselves.
Instead what if we were committed to listening, not just hearing, to including people in the process, to celebrating the success of our peers, to asking how we can help... What if instead of pulling people into our projects we leaned into theirs?
Just a thought from C.S. Lewis,
“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less.”
Since we're talking about C.S. Lewis if you haven't read The Screwtape Letters you should probably get on that...
Word of the Day:
2 : a writer or actor of farce or satire
Grace's class presentation went very well, but she could have done without the snide remarks from the farceurs at the back of the room.
"Jerry Lewis didn't just play a nutty professor. For years he reigned as a mad comic scientist of the screen—a brash innovator who exploded conventions and expectations on either side of the camera, and a take-no-prisoners farceur who mixed slapstick antics with a seething man-child persona of his own making." — Justin Chang, The Los Angeles Times, 21 Aug. 2017