Being humble springs from self love, from making mistakes and using them to learn something new in every situation. The strength of a good leader lies in simplicity and being at peace with oneself.
Humility is a quality that people need to achieve success, as it allows them to put themselves in other people’s shoes, hence developing empathy and understanding for the human condition.
Humility in Sports
A humble coach is one who makes his players grow by asking for their input on final decisions concerning the team and reinforcing the group’s self-esteem by recognizing the merit of those around him. Being humble implies:
- Knowing how to manage our emotions.
- Focusing our mind on the positive traits of others and relativizing problems.
Can you succeed in a sport with humility? By acting this way, we leave a greater mark on those around us and get people to see the best of us.
Keys to triumph with humility:
- Have fun every day.
- Take advantage of the circumstances.
- Do not take yourself too seriously.
- Do not let the criticism worry you.
- Do not allow yourself to be forced to comply with rules outside of the established manual.
- Do not turn other people’s problems into your own.
- Do not give in to enmity.
- Do not hold grudges.
- Pursue many interests, read about other places and people.
- Do not spend your days thinking about sad things.
- Do what you can for those who are less fortunate than you.
- Keep busy, a busy person does not have time to be unhappy.
- Think of a phrase you would like to be defined by once you reach success and others talk about you.
“It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
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