There is no humility in pretending you are worthless. Humility is not an obsession over failure. Humility is a sensitivity to that which lies beyond.

Humility is when you recognize that, yes, you have talents, you have something to contribute to the world, you have a certain stature and authority—and yet all that has a larger context.

Humility means to reframe the meaning of your existence within that larger whole.

From where, after all, do all these talents and achievements come? They were granted you from Above so you may fulfill the mission assigned you in this life.

“And so,” the humble person asks, “What have I done with the gifts endowed to me? Another person, certainly, would have achieved much more.”

Take pride—but not in the gifts placed in your hand. Take pride in what you do with it.