The Power of Humility

The Power of Humility
Words have enormous power. They can make us erupt into laughter or bring tears to our eyes. They...
The Power of Humility
Anthony Ekanem
Words have enormous power. They can make us erupt into laughter or bring tears to our eyes. They can influence, inspire, manipulate and shock. They can build, and they can destroy. Some words have different effects on different people. One such word is humility. It is one of those words that are seldom in neutral gear. Some, like me, love the word and all it stands for. Some almost fear it and interpret it synonymously with lack of self-confidence or timidity. Humility is one of the virtues often mentioned in our everyday life. But what is humility? And is it a virtue? The dictionary defines humility as modesty, lacking pretence, not believing that you are superior to others. An ancillary definition includes: "Having a lowly opinion of oneself, meekness". An interesting dichotomy is that, often, the higher people rise, the more they have accomplished, the higher the humility index. Those who achieve the most brag the least, and the more secure they are in themselves, the more humble they are. There is also an understated humility of everyday people we work with who have the ability to get the job done without drawing attention to themselves. Witness the employee who is working at his computer into the late hours, purely motivated by a keen sense of duty, the executive assistant who stays after 5:30pm on a Friday night in an empty office to await a courier, or the manager who quietly cancels an important personal event to fly out of town to attend to the company's business. This is akin to the philanthropist who gives an anonymous donation. In this book, we will take a critical look at the subject matter of humility, the false assumptions people often make regarding it, and how it is an important quality for everyone to have. We will also provide you tips on how to exercise humility in your everyday life. Happy reading!

Anthony Ekanem is a professional with over 15 years working experience within the insurance industry. He is a graduate of Management and an author of various genres. Writing is his passion and he spends a great deal of time researching and writing. His published books, which are available in print, electronic and audio formats, can be bought online on Amazon, iBooks, Google Play, Barnes and Noble, Scribd, Audible, iTunes, and other major online bookstores worldwide. He is an e-zine contributor, blogger, information marketer and website content developer. You can find very useful and life-changing information and resources on his blog – Anthony's Library and Resources.
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