Ex­er­cis­ing Hu­mil­ity

8 tips to a new you

Activated - - FRONT PAGE - By Li Lian LI LIAN IS A COMPTIA CER­TI­FIED PRO­FES­SIONAL AND WORKS AS AN OF­FICE AND SYS­TEMS AD­MIN­IS­TRA­TOR FOR A HU­MAN­I­TAR­IAN OR­GA­NI­ZA­TION IN AFRICA . ■

1. Af­ter a dis­agree­ment, take the first step to­ward rec­on­cil­i­a­tion, and be will­ing to apol­o­gize if you dis­cover that you've made a mis­take. Don't hold grudges.— Leviti­cus 19:17 CEV

2.

Make an ef­fort to show kind­ness and cour­tesy on a daily ba­sis; for ex­am­ple, by hold­ing the door open for the per­son be­hind you, pick­ing up some­thing that some­one else ac­ci­den­tally dropped, or of­fer­ing your seat to an­other pas­sen­ger on the bus.

Be ten­der­hearted, be cour­te­ous.— 1 Peter 3:8

3.

If you en­counter a sit­u­a­tion where some­one needs help, pause what you're do­ing and as­sist them. While this may not be prac­ti­cal or fea­si­ble in all cir­cum­stances, tak­ing time to help an­other per­son can broaden your per­spec­tive and help avoid the men­tal­ity that your own plans and pri­or­i­ties are al­ways the most im­por­tant.

Let each of you look out not only for his own in­ter­ests, but also for the in­ter­ests of oth­ers.— Philip­pi­ans 2:4

4. If you don't know about some­thing, ask some­one who does.

Fools think their own way is right, but the wise lis­ten to oth­ers.— Proverbs 12:15 NLT

5. Ask a good friend or pas­tor for prayer when you're fac­ing a dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tion. Shar­ing what's on your mind and heart will not only en­able you to get the prob­lem off your chest, but also help you re­al­ize your need for God and oth­ers.

Two are bet­ter than one, be­cause they have a good re­ward for their la­bor. For if they fall, one will lift up his com­pan­ion.— Ec­cle­si­astes 4:9–10

6. Take time to lis­ten. You never know what you can dis­cover and learn when you hear other peo­ple out.

Get all the ad­vice and in­struc­tion you can, so you will be wise the rest of your life.— Proverbs 19:20 NLT

7. Ex­press grat­i­tude by writ­ing a note of ap­pre­ci­a­tion to your spouse, your chil­dren, a co­worker, or a friend. De­scribe in de­tail their qual­i­ties and how they've added value to your life.

Your love for one an­other will prove to the world that you are my dis­ci­ples.— John 13:35 NLT

8. Pick up a new skill, learn a for­eign lan­guage, or start a new hobby. Even if you feel like you're not very good at it, step­ping out of your com­fort zone gives oth­ers the op­por­tu­nity to teach you some­thing new.

If you are al­ready wise, you will be­come even wiser. And if you are smart, you will learn to un­der­stand.— Proverbs 1:5 CEV

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