How Do You Teach Humility?

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. — Philippians 2:3

Suzy and I were talking the other day and found ourselves asking, “How do you teach humility?”
Although it is a much admired attribute, it doesn’t come naturally. Probably the best way to teach humility is by example.
Humility comes from a position of strength so it may seem counterintuitive, but a way to teach humility is to heap praise on your student.
Whether you are a child or a President humility comes from gratitude. Perhaps one of the best ways to teach humility is to teach gratitude and the words, “Thank You.”
A grateful heart is a key building block for humility. Gratitude, practiced and owned, enhances humility. Saying “thank you” affects a posture that is unassuming and modest. When you say, “thank you.” it soaks in, grows roots, and blooms humility.
How do you teach humility? It’s worth a meditation and a prayer, or two.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of the United States, is an author and lecturer. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, and A Game Of Inches, are published by Beaufort Books and are available online, in your local bookstore, or you can order autographed copies at webbhubbell.com. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps Won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. He is also a contributor to The Clyde Fitch Report.

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