Humility is one of the key components to living a successful life. Whether or not you believe you’re going to change the world, be a billionaire, or even discover a cure for some incurable disease, no one is going to like you if you don’t have humility.
They say the top is a very lonely place. I can say from first hand experience that it is. However, if you’re able to master humility, then it isn’t too bad.
I really like what Jesse Quinata added on “The Most Valuable Lesson We Should Teach Our Youth”
The ground floor can be just as lonely without it. Humility opens the door for fresh relationships or for the lack of it close doors shut even with old ones. I have seen time and again when family and friends avoid specific cooks or informal chefs who attend party preparations to supposedly lend a helping but watch him- and her too, get snobbed. By the end of the first cut onion there is silence in the outside kitchen then departure from the proximities and then the dish is done and the critics resume their fancies. Top and below Leonard you are right the absence of humility in anyone’s life is lonely.
Originally posted on Quora.
Leonard Kim is Managing Partner at InfluenceTree. At InfluenceTree, Leonard and his team teach you how to build your (personal or business) brand, get featured in publications and growth hack your social media following.