Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Practicing Humility

I love this story, I do believe that it is true that success and humility go together!

Good night dear friends!

Practice Humility

Many years ago, a rider came across some soldiers who were trying to move a heavy log without success. The corporal was standing by as the men struggled. The rider asked the corporal why he wasn't helping. The corporal replied, "I am the corporal; i give orders." The rider dismounted, went up and stood by the soldiers and as they were lifting the log, he helped them. With his help, the log got moved. The rider quietly mounted his horse and went to the corporal and said, "The next time your men need help, send for the Commander-in-Chief." After he left, the corporal and his men found out that the rider was George Washington.

The message is pretty clear. Success and humility go hand in hand. When others blow your horn, the sound goes further. Just think about it? Simplicity and humility are two hallmarks of greatness. Humility does not mean self-demeaning behavior.  * In The Book of Virtues, edited by William J. Bennett, Simon & Schuster, New York, 1993, p. 204.

To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.”  ~ Charles de Montesquieu

The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.”  ~ Norman Vincent Peale


Jean(ie) said...

So true. There are many forms of leadership and I think the most humble is leadership by example.It speaks volumes.

In the work-world I always respected a boss more who would not be afraid to do what he would ask me to do.

Lynn said...

So true!