Humility & Leadership

Humility is one of the most fundamental and solid foundations of all the virtues. It is the quality of having a modest view of one’s importance. When a person expresses humility and treats everyone with equality, one becomes fulfilled. It must not be seen as a weakness as the secret of success lies in it. It is the first step towards attaining and spreading positivity. Humility also acts as a catalyst as it enhances the attributes of our philosophies and traditions. For instance, ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ means to welcome a guest like God. When one possesses humility, one bow down to a guest. Hence, the meaning of this tradition gets reflected not only in the conduct but also in body language.

We must always be humble and put others before ourselves in a concerned manner so that no one is offended. Being humble has now become a rare quality, and one who has it shines in the universe. When a person lives with humility, one becomes flexible and adaptable, and these characteristics take that person far in life. Humility builds generosity, compassion, charitable disposition, and so man other traits in us. These people lend the first helping hand towards someone in need. They do it instinctively, and they start developing wisdom. Humility, coupled with inherent values makes for a leader, and this leader always looks inside when in trouble and chooses the best option, which is in the interest of everyone. We must remember that we become successful when we make others successful. So, the leader with humility will be not only successful but also happy.

This person does not look outside for happiness or doesn’t strive for it. Humility in him brings it automatically. A humble person will always thank God for all the opportunities he receives. The entire struggle that he went through for it made him what he is. This thankfulness spreads more and more positivity, and a person becomes successful in terms of name, money and spirituality. Not at all times is a happy time for a person with humility. He gets his share of struggles. There are hardships, obstacles, but humility inculcates the values of tolerance and patience, and so a person can convert adverse situations into favourable ones. If not, then he has the necessary virtues to face and cope with all sorrows.

Time and experience will tell us that ultimately humility is not about ‘I’, ‘Me’, ‘My’ and ‘Mine’. It is about ‘We’. A ‘We’ person will have all physical and mental capabilities to do wonders and connect people. We here on Earth with relationships, and these we must value with humility as it makes us a leader.