It is important to believe in ourselves, but not too much! The balance is believing in ourself but not over-inflating into arrogance thinking we are better, smarter, more beautiful than others. Self-confidence inspires us. Humility keeps us courageous able to act when necessary. Humility brings genuine lasting friendships. It keeps us transparent as there is nothing to hide. Transparency and honesty keep us calm allowing for a good night sleep. Others respect these qualities and are ready to help when needed. Humility helps us navigate turbulent waters, challenges that we all face at times. It keeps us from drowning by having the courage and strength to act, when we are ready. This is resilience. The great leaders, like HH Dalai Lama, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Saint Mother Theresa, Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, and others were all humble and resilient. They are great role models.
Healthy self-confidence is essential for compassion. It covers both sides of the equation. Humility leads to concern and compassion for others. Self-confidence leads to taking care of ourself through self-compassion. Moving towards this attitude of […]
Yesterday 160 young men and women entered the medical profession by entering the University of Louisville School of Medicine. We held a White Coat ceremony as a rite of passage for these awesome young bright, […]