Behind every success, humility shouldbe in action. If a person does not have any sense of humility, then what is thepoint of success at all? Humility is all about being humble mostly at the timesof succeeding.
It would be better when a person is in the peak of his/hersuccess but still stays humble. From the Bible, “All who exaltthemselves will be humbled, but all who humbled themselves will be exalted.”This literally explains that those people who are not humble, there will come atime that they would realize being humble is a huge thing. Just for example, arich person always boasts out his/her wealth.
To other people, it looks soannoying because wealth should not been boasted to everybody, thus, it shouldbe shared to those who need some. Humility is often related withleadership. We all know that leadership requires having self-knowledge,self-control, and self-esteem. To be an effective leader, you must earn respectfrom other people. After earning some respect, there is a need to maintain itat every aspect. When you are a leader, think as a leader. Do not think likeyou are the boss and you are top of everybody else.
A leader should keep inmind that his/her followers are like his/her brothers and sisters. He/She mustbe fair at everyone and everything. Rick Warren once said, “True humility isnot thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.” In leadership,it can be tempting to become enamoured with status. However, it is crucial thatleaders focus on their staff more than they focus on themselves. So, justpractice humility in order to be a successful leader.
Here are some things howto be a humble leader: (1) be open to other’s opinions not only thinking thatall your perspectives should be followed. (2) Always look out for yourfollowers and care about them. (3) Admit mistakes eventually when you didsomething which is not pleasant to the eyes of many.
(4) Accept ambiguity orknow when to take charge, when to let go, and do not try to force everything togo on your own way. (5) Have self-reflection and let other people do theirjobs.In Les Misérables, a musical dramafilm directed by Tom Hooper during 2012 became famous at that time. One of thecharacter roles in there is Fantine who was portrayed by Anne Hathaway.
AnneHathaway is a famous actress born to have a golden voice. So she sang ‘IDreamed a Dream’ in the said musical film. Despite of having an opportunity tomake her voice while singing it so good to hear with the use of advancements inmusical technology, she still preferred singing that song with her own real andpowerful voice.
Though the outcome did not turn out as expected, the scene whenshe sang became successful. Later on, many critics and other stars would havethought that she would going to use some auto tunes. She gave justice to thesong that much at an extent of making a huge emphasis on her character asFantine. Well that sounds good to hear really enough.
Akiane, a 13-year-old art prodigy whomakes millions from her paintings stays humble as she is. No one in her familyis very good in drawing or painting. She has this unbelievable talent inpainting. She uses a lot of creativity and imagination by expressing it throughart. Since the age of four, she keeps on making paintings and then later on itbecame her hobby. All of her masterpiece costs thousand dollars or can bemillion! On her home, she is the bread-winner. Her attitude towards her familydid not change. She did not prioritize herself only but she also shares half ofher wealth to her parents and siblings who guide her and help her carry outspecific roles in her business.
According to an interview with Akiane, she saidthat, “Being the money-maker in this house is a huge responsibility. Butactually, when I paint I just don’t feel like I’m making the money. I’m makingthe business, but it just feels like I’m having the fun with the painting” Andthat’s how all her artworks are like magic. On top of the wealth and treasurethey have accumulated from her paintings, all of her family members stayedhumble just like her.
The famous star Hollywood actressJennifer Lawrence acquired enough money to use for expensive things and to buyluxuries in life. Many people in Hollywood and even in outside Hollywoodrecognize Jennifer Lawrence as an inspiration for young and teenage girls andmake large impacts to those girls so that they can stop holding theirnegativity in life and move forward. According to a news report, JenniferLawrence said that “There are shows that are showing generations of young peopleto judge based on the wrong values. That it’s okay to point at people and callthem ugly or fat. We have to stop treating each other like that and stopcalling each other fat.” She was very humble despite being that so admiredwoman that everybody would not count the chance to be like her. As you know Johnny Depp who shined asWilly Wonka, Jack Sparrow, and others, he formed a huge name in Hollywood alsojust like Jennifer Lawrence.
The spotlights that should be looking at him whilewalking along the red carpet got sad for he avoids people as much as possible.He was known to be spending his life all alone rather than being outdoors withsome other wealthy people. He is so shy whenever he gets an attention fromothers.
Success is in his hands but then he just holds it and let it be therein his hands. There yougo. You know the people who become famous or whatever, they stayed humble inlife. Learn to practice humility amidst success and good luck to you!