Being Humble

This was something I heard a lot growing up. You need to be humble; don’t think too highly of yourself.

It was confusing to me … where is the line, what’s the balance between being humble and not being humble?

If I got excited about something that I was good at or something that happened to me, I was very cautious in the way that I communicated my excitement in fear of being perceived as conceded or arrogant. 

This is a hard thing for an adult to understand, let alone a child.

As an adult, I see this same struggle happening in the folks around me.  A great reluctance to get excited about who they are and what they are up to in the world. 

If something good happens to them like a promotion or an increase in income or something simple like they put an IKEA furniture item together – they are reluctant to be excited about it and really boast in their abilities. 


I think it tracks back to this teaching in early childhood about the importance of being humble and not being full of oneself or proud as I remember hearing it. Unfortunately, the way it has been taught alongside of many other shame filled teachings, it has left a lot of people fearful and insecure about loving who they are and what they are capable of. Which means a lot of people are struggling and underachieving.

It’s so wide spread and “normal” that most people don’t even know that it’s a “problem” or the thing that is literally keeping them stuck. Or the thing that keeps them from the very things they most want in life. 

So … what’s the solution??

It’s a surprisingly simple solution. 

The difference between being humble and cocky is who you attribute your greatness to. 

If you believe and declare you are great because you have worked hard and diligently and by your own hand you have created amazing things and believe you alone have made them possible, you see yourself as the one to explain your greatness. In essence you are declaring yourself The Creator. This is the person who is seen as arrogant or cocky because they are “full of themselves” in their minds eye. 

When you do this, you limit yourself to only being as great as your mind tells you that you are based on the evidence.  You also look to the world and other people to tell you that you are great and to “approve” of who you are.  You chase after things that the world says make you successful.  And, when you do get that approval often times internally, you don’t really believe them and you doubt whether you can continue to create at that level.  

On the other hand, when you recognize that your greatness comes from a Source greater than yourself and you attribute your greatness to that infinite Source, you are simply declaring the truth.  You are amazing because you are a manifestation of the Creator who decided to create you.  The one who made you infinitely unique and yet infinitely similar to other humans.

That last line in itself is amazing and stretches my own mind still.  Another way to understand it is to say, you are fully human and fully God-like.  Wow!  Again, a concept that defines human understanding and yet is available to all right now. 

Back to being humble …

When you say, “I am amazing” because I was created by a Source greater than myself, the infinite all knowing Source, you are celebrating creation.  You are declaring what is true and enjoying it.   Just as when you say the ocean is amazing and so beautiful, as I do every morning when I gaze out upon it. You are celebrating creation and the one who created it. 

The same goes for YOU and what you are capable of. 

So, declare with boldness who you are and what you are capable of; how you utilize your gifts and talents. Shout it from the roof tops with joy and delight. 

Expand your appreciation for who you are and the heavens open up.  Your mind opens up to even more possibilities of who you are and how powerful you are and what you can achieve. 

Humility is celebrating who you are and attributing your greatness to the Source that created you.  🎉 🎉 🎉  

Never again hesitate to get excited about you and about who you want to become. 🔥🔥🔥

Freely and persistently ENJOY who you are.  The more you do the more you become more of who you want to be and the more you are able to enjoy who you are right now. 💖💖💖

I mentor highly motivated individuals to live in their potential and to create the life they want in less than 6 months.

– Liberated Living 💖💫🔥

Follow me on my personal page on Facebook for more.

Now is the best time to get what you want. Let’s chat. We’ll spend about an hour together getting clear on what you desire in your life and how I can help you get what you want. No charge for the consultation. Schedule a call here. 

Recommended Posts