By: MJ Gonzales | Executive Chronicles
Humility is a good trait that is appealing and pleasant for everybody. If you are humble, you’re easy to get along with and appreciative others’ talents. In effect, you feel that boasting about your accomplishments is unnecessary. However, everyone has different perceptions about humility that if wrongly defined and practiced, it cause negative impacts.
According to Christian Bible Reference, the word humility means “a quality of being courteously respectful of others” in the Holy Sacrament. It’s a trait that let us compromise with others’ views so there will be peace and harmony. However, it doesn’t mean that if you’re humble you have to deny the greatness in you.
“When pride comes, then comes dishonor, but with the humble is wisdom. The integrity of the upright will guide them, but the falseness of the treacherous will destroy them.” (NAS, Proverbs 11:2-3)
Don’t reject praises, it gives wrong signals about you. Usually when we hear praises, we respond something like ‘ oh it’s nothing,’ to either lower someone’s expectation or change his or her opinion. If you do it on a regular basis it becomes self-loathing or self-condemnation as per Relevant Magazine’s report. The article added that this action comes from wrong definition of humility that also associated with guilt and shame.
Not acknowledging your worth is refusing to accept your potential. Entrepreneur shared it also becomes “an act of stupidity” when you speak of self-condemnation due to negative approach in humility. Instead of embracing who you are and what you can be, you’re nurturing ideas that tell you’re nothing compare to others. It’s rejecting your blessing and a sure way to experience failures and unhealthy conditions.
“Many people have the habit of downplaying their blessings. They act modestly to appease the minds of their critics. However, this isn’t the most abundant way to live,” Entrepreneur shared.