Humility

Character Quality of the Month
April 2017

Humility
(vs. Arrogance)

Acknowledging that achievement results from the investment
of others in my life.

To practice Humility I will:

At first blush, Humility, like Meekness, may seem a synonym for weakness, Careful study of the quality will reveal just the opposite as it did when we studied Meekness. There is great strength in being humble. Humility asks that we honestly assess not only our weaknesses but our strengths as well. Humility further asks that we seek help for our weaknesses and recognize that others are instrumental in both our strengths and help for our weaknesses. Sounds like a strong leadership strategy to me. Humility is confidence that is rooted in fact and in proper perspective. Humility lets us celebrate the successes of others without feeling threatened. We do not require others to have less in order to feel like we have more.

This month, practice Humility by looking for the ways we are interdependent on each other.

"Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less. " - Rick Warren

"Nobody stands taller than those willing to stand corrected." - William Safire

Resources

In My School

Educator Bulletin on Humility

Robin's Reading List


The Character Council also offers faith-based resources for use in religious schools, church groups and families.


Humility page