Undoubtedly, I consider myself one of the most arrogant people. I may not say it, but inside, there’s always the entitlement to be right. There’s always the feeling that I am better than you, and that of course is not true. I seem to always have an opinion on how things would be better if it were done my way.
Yes, I am a bit of a control freak and a planner. I feel accomplished when my plans are fulfilled without disruption. The opposite is true when things don’t go as planned because of someone else’s fault – I get annoyed, blame others, and get super stressed especially when there are deadlines involved.
Paul Tanchi shares these points:
- Listen better than you speak
- Shy away from things that feed your ego
- Submit to the accountability of a mentor
- Adapt your style of play in a team to accommodate the strengths of others
- Empower/launch those who will succeed you.
- Believe that the agendas of others are always more important than yours
- Get your hands dirty. Volunteer on humbling activities that you do not enjoy.
- Serve more in secret than in public and give others the credit.
- Repent when you are wrong.
- Believe others have good motives. Yes, not everyone is out to get you.
- Do not have have too much (unrealistic) expectations on others. Love unconditionally.
- Serve joyfully. Heart check!
- Admit you’re proud.
Jesus demonstrated humility by washing the feet of his disciples, including that of his betrayer. It is imposible to be a leader without being a servant. Jesus says that the servant cannot be greater than the master. If Jesus, the greatest man who ever walked on earth, was the perfect example of humility, who am I to brag about anything?