J. Gordon Duncan

Culture, Business, Fitness, Etc.

A Dozen Do-Nots: Humility

i'm-humbleHumility is not something easily attained.  It is also something that no one can ever claim about themselves.  Saying that you are humble makes you proud.  So in an effort to guide us all towards greater humility, a quality long lost in our day and age, I offer a Dozen Do-Nots on being a humble person.

A Dozen Do-Nots:  Humility

  1. Do not take offense if your idea is passed over for someone else’s.
  2. Do not continually refer to your experiences.
  3. Do not think more of yourself than you do of others.
  4. Do not treat others in a way you would not want to be treated.
  5. Do not seek a position of prominence.
  6. Do not determine your identity by what others think of you.
  7. Do not dominate conversations with your stories or opinions.
  8. Do not place your desires before the desires of others.
  9. Do not take offense if people less talented than you succeed.
  10. Do not point out a fault joyously.
  11. Do not begrudge those in need of mercy.
  12. Do not return insult with insult.

A Dozen Do-Nots is part of an on-going series.  You will also find posts about the Dozen from Mike Askew at http://bit.ly/4nnOim.  The idea is to present 12 simple things to avoid in the most practical of areas.

Others in the Series:

Going on a First Date

Meeting Someone for the First Time

Writing

Writing a Sermon

Parenting

Running

Making Your Wife Happy

Marriage Communication

Church Planting

Being Civil to Others

This article also appears at the Raleigh Examiner.

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October 13, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. wow. Made me suck in my lip at some of these. Always need reminders to be humble and shown where I’m not.

    Comment by Donna Calhoun | October 14, 2009 | Reply


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