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10 Things You Don’t Need to Be Humble About (Though You Think You Should)

10 Things You Don’t Need to Be Humble About (Though You Think You Should)

They say humility shows a sign of maturity and growing up. Why be arrogant when we have many others who have accomplished more than us. But you should not forget that on the same note, pride is a virtue and being humble about everything may not boost your self-esteem or self-confidence. Such confidence could help you attain a mindset that will serve as a pedestal to the next level of your life. Why be concerned or let others dictate what you should be not be humble about. Here are ten things I am not humble about and I certainly think you shouldn’t be.

1. Your relationships with others

Friendships oil the motor of our lives. There is nothing as devastating as having everything and not having the support group of friends who have always been there with you along the way to share your joys with. Never be humble about your friends, flaunt them and make them aware of this.

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2. Your attitude

When you have a friendly and positive attitude that helps you sail through difficult times, then you have another accomplishment in the bag. Your attitude and approach to life distinguishes you from others and you should never be humble about this.

3. What you have learned

Learning doesn’t come cheap, whether it is the conventional or the unconventional process of learning. Be happy about the knowledge life has dealt you with because it will make you understand yourself and the world better.

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4. Your accomplishments

It could be a course you took, it could be a commendation at a job, it could be a responsibility that you have judiciously taken care of, it could be starting a business against all odd, it could be taking a bold decision; whatever your accomplishments are, flaunt it and always be aware that it counts.

5. Your finances

It takes effort and work to make money. It also takes discipline to spend it judiciously or save it. As far as you have some money in the bank or have been able to afford certain things in your life, you should be happy and never be humble about this.

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6. Your leisure activities

It could be that helpful post you just posted on Facebook or Twitter, it could be that book you just bought and read, it could be traveling to a recent destination or climbing a mountain; your leisure activities do count. Make sure you never embrace humility for this.

7. Your appearance

Something in your appearance could be what makes you wow others. This could be your physical appearance or how you speak or how you have been able to make yourself look younger after all these years. You should be proud of your appearance.

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8. Your charitable causes

There is always an opportunity for you to show compassion and display that you care. There is that day you made a visit or called someone to show how much you cared, or simply saying I love you to someone who needed it or contributing to assist disaster survivors. Whatever way you have added to the positive flow of energy to life is worth being proud of.

9. Your relationship with yourself

In an age when social media and technology have stormed into our private lives, it is noteworthy when you have been able to build a relationship with yourself. This could be through fighting and ridding yourself off a habit, or developing some sense of self awareness.

10. Your skills

Maybe you are a wonderful writer or a fantastic chef: whatever your proficiency is, always be happy and proud you have been able to create something out of virtually nothing. Embrace your abilities and never be humble about your skills, no matter how unimportant they may seem.

Featured photo credit: Man in depression via shutterstock.com

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Last Updated on February 18, 2019

Why It’s Never Too Late To Redefine Yourself

Why It’s Never Too Late To Redefine Yourself

The ability to reinvent and redefine yourself is a bold, daring and purposeful choice. It doesn’t just happen. You have to make a conscious, intentional choice and then follow through.

If the thought of forging a new path, changing habits, thought patterns and your inner circle of friends scares you – you’re not alone. Change can be a very scary thing. It takes courage, fortitude and a bit of faith to decide to shed your old self and don a new persona. However, it is one of the most critical processes one must repeatedly endure in the pursuit of destiny. Change unlocks new levels of potential.

The Need for Change

Everyday when we wake up, we make a decision. We decide to follow our routine or we decide to go off script and shake things up a bit. For those who are creatures of habit, routine is comfortable, easy and produces very little stress. The problem with this is, after a while you stop growing.

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We all reinvent ourselves at some point in our lives. It is absolutely necessary to achieve certain levels of success.

Reflect back on who you were as a teenager and then who you were at 25. Those are two very different people. Most of us are completely different. Your thought patterns changed, your appearance, job, level of education and even your friends– changed. We like to refer to this as “growing up” or maturing and consider it to be one of life’s natural progressions. However the changes you made were purposeful and deliberate.

This process must be a lifelong and continuous cycle. You are never too old to refresh yourself.

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    Signs It’s Time to Redefine

    “Just as established products and brands need updating to stay alive and vibrant, you periodically need to refresh or reinvent yourself.”– Mireille Guiliano

    So how do you know when it’s time for a system upgrade? There are signs along the way that alert you that it is time for an overhaul. The first sign is the feeling of being stuck. If you feel like you are in a rut, you’re bored with life or you need some newness and excitement, a self reinvention may be in order. Re-evaluate your life vision and your goals. Is that vision still valid and are your goals consistent with your vision and–are they achievable? If you are off course, it’s time for a change. If you are not moving forward and making progress, it’s time for a change.

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    In life, there’s no such thing as neutrality–you’re either moving forward or you are moving backward. Time constantly moves forward and if you are standing still, you are actually losing ground. No matter your age or stage in life– there is always room for improvement.

    “You’re never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.” ~C. S. Lewis

    The second sign that you are due for a change is the occurrence of major life events in which change is forced upon you. Getting married, starting a new job, being promoted, ending a relationship, becoming a parenting or relocating are all prime opportunities to completely overhaul your life.

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    When these major shifts occur in your life–you have to shift with them. You can’t have a single mentality and have a successful marriage. You can’t remain selfish and irresponsible, and raise a healthy, well-adjusted child. You can’t be promoted to a supervisory position and keep the same subordinate attitude. Each level of success requires something different from you.

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      Consider, for a moment, Arnold Schwarzenegger. People may have different opinions about his character and some of his life choices, but he is a master at reinventing himself. He achieved the ultimate success as a professional body builder by earning the title “Mr. Universe” three times. He then earned a tremendous amount of fame and fortune in the entertainment industry making action/adventure films. And in his latest role, he served two terms as the Governor of California. He succeeded as a professional body builder, a film star and a politician. Each role required massive amounts of change, commitment, strength and hard work.

      And if Arnold can do it…so can you!

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