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Humility

Humility. Small word...but BIG in every other way. I feel that all of us should be humble even though we think that we're the best in something. You could be the best singer. The best mother. The best wall climber. The best accountant. The best engineer. It doesn't matter...to me. Being boastful or proud is for those who lack confidence or feel the need to market themselves or those who feel that they have to climb a particularly difficult personal obstacle. We, as human beings, are never perfect. NEVER. Human beings should always try to be better and better every day. We have to work on improving ourselves because of that weakness....imperfection. Hence, to me, boasting is for those who are not confident in themselves. The less they boast, the more confident they are. No matter how much we, as a family, have in terms of advantages, opportunities, or money, I will strive to be and teach my kids to be as humble as possible. In many instances, I find boastful people a big major TURNOFF! But what about marketing and sales? Yes, being a business person, I have to occasionally boast of what I can do to my clients in order to clinch the account. But I don't think stretching the truth is necessary. I don't mislead people and don't want people to mislead me although this is practically impossible to ascertain over the Internet. In Marketing and Sales, boasting is something I classify as necessary. But in personal lives and parenting, humility. It's important. You can blow your own horn all you want but what's more significant is that you prove yourself enough for other people to willingly blow your horn for you. In fact, you can blow your own horn all you want, people will take it with a pinch of salt. But if other people boast about you and praise you, people take it with creamer....to make the whole deal better.
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