Humble is the new sexy #TheRunningWriter

Humble is the new sexy

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There’s just something about humility that makes me smile.

I had to look up the word to see what it “officially” meant.

Humble: not proud or arrogant; modest

And that led me to look up another word.

Modest: free from ostentation or showy extravagance.

I think showy, bragging, and ostentatious people jump out to me because it feels fake. Like the person is trying to hide inadequacies or insecurities.

That makes me a little sad for two reasons: 1) they don’t love themselves and 2) they don’t trust me enough to be real with me.

We all have insecurities, struggles and inadequacies, and hiding behind showy and boisterous behaviors really isn’t hiding. We can see through it.

It’s ok to be super rich, super sexy, super athletic, super whatever, but it’s what you do with it that counts.

Focusing on other people is key to staying humble. Finding out their stories, learning about their lives. Posting pictures of other people instead of only yourself. Donating time to serving people in need.

I think we get stuck in showy when we are in the me, me, me mode, hyper-focusing on ourselves.

Shift the focus and you’ll take a step into humility.

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