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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.

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Last Updated on October 17, 2018

10 Ways To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Overcome Your Fear

10 Ways To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Overcome Your Fear

The ability to take risks by stepping outside your comfort zone is the primary way by which we grow. But we are often afraid to take that first step.

In truth, comfort zones are not really about comfort, they are about fear. Break the chains of fear to get outside. Once you do, you will learn to enjoy the process of taking risks and growing in the process.

Here are 10 ways to help you step out of your comfort zone and get closer to success:

1. Become aware of what’s outside of your comfort zone

What are the things that you believe are worth doing but are afraid of doing yourself because of the potential for disappointment or failure?

Draw a circle and write those things down outside the circle. This process will not only allow you to clearly identify your discomforts, but your comforts. Write identified comforts inside the circle.

2. Become clear about what you are aiming to overcome

Take the list of discomforts and go deeper. Remember, the primary emotion you are trying to overcome is fear.

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How does this fear apply uniquely to each situation? Be very specific.

Are you afraid of walking up to people and introducing yourself in social situations? Why? Is it because you are insecure about the sound of your voice? Are you insecure about your looks?

Or, are you afraid of being ignored?

3. Get comfortable with discomfort

One way to get outside of your comfort zone is to literally expand it. Make it a goal to avoid running away from discomfort.

Let’s stay with the theme of meeting people in social settings. If you start feeling a little panicked when talking to someone you’ve just met, try to stay with it a little longer than you normally would before retreating to comfort. If you stay long enough and practice often enough, it will start to become less uncomfortable.

4. See failure as a teacher

Many of us are so afraid of failure that we would rather do nothing than take a shot at our dreams.

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Begin to treat failure as a teacher. What did you learn from the experience? How can you take that lesson to your next adventure to increase your chance of success?

Many highly successful people failed plenty of times before they succeeded. Here’re some examples:

10 Famous Failures to Success Stories That Will Inspire You to Carry On

5. Take baby steps

Don’t try to jump outside your comfort zone, you will likely become overwhelmed and jump right back in.

Take small steps toward the fear you are trying to overcome. If you want to do public speaking, start by taking every opportunity to speak to small groups of people. You can even practice with family and friends.

Take a look at this article on how you can start taking baby steps:

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The Number One Secret to Life Success: Baby Steps

6. Hang out with risk takers

There is no substitute for this step. If you want to become better at something, you must start hanging out with the people who are doing what you want to do and start emulating them. (Here’re 8 Reasons Why Risk Takers Are More Likely To Be Successful).

Almost inevitably, their influence will start have an effect on your behavior.

7. Be honest with yourself when you are trying to make excuses

Don’t say “Oh, I just don’t have the time for this right now.” Instead, be honest and say “I am afraid to do this.”

Don’t make excuses, just be honest. You will be in a better place to confront what is truly bothering you and increase your chance of moving forward.

8. Identify how stepping out will benefit you

What will the ability to engage in public speaking do for your personal and professional growth? Keep these potential benefits in mind as motivations to push through fear.

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9. Don’t take yourself too seriously

Learn to laugh at yourself when you make mistakes. Risk taking will inevitably involve failure and setbacks that will sometimes make you look foolish to others. Be happy to roll with the punches when others poke fun.

If you aren’t convinced yet, check out these 6 Reasons Not to Take Life So Seriously.

10. Focus on the fun

Enjoy the process of stepping outside your safe boundaries. Enjoy the fun of discovering things about yourself that you may not have been aware of previously.

Final thoughts

It will probably seem really scary at first to get out of your comfort zone. But as I said, you don’t need to jump right out of your comfort zone at once, you can take baby steps gradually. As you slowly push past your comfort zone, you’ll feel more and more at ease about the new stuff which seems so dangerous to you.

Take the first step and I’m sure you’ll make it!

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