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  • Writer's pictureSarah M.

I am Still Learning

Being humble, kind, and calm is the "right thing to do." Because humility, kindness, and calmness can actually help you get ahead in life, these are traits I am still learning.

Confidence is key to getting ahead in life but can also be a little tricky. It can help you do better at work, in relationships, and in interviews, yet overconfidence, can make you seem like a jerk (and in some cases not just seem like one).

I understand we all crave attention but there is a fine line between feeding your ego and being confident.

So, while confidence is essential, it's important to stay humble as well. In the last few years I have noticed the importance of being humble and strive to be so myself. Humility shows your appreciation towards others and that you value them. Humble people understand their worth, there's no need to flaunt around. Unsurprisingly, humble people have also been found to be more generous. Humility displays a willingness to learn and become better; two things that everybody should cultivate.

Kind people find a way, often in spite of difficult circumstances to show understanding and appreciation of others.

Kindness often gets overlooked as a sign of weakness, and to an extent, it can be; I've had my share of being walked over because of it. But being kind is good for you, being kind can make you happier.

A recent study found that there may be some connection with positive thoughts of kindness and social contact with the body's vagus nerve. When a person performs an act of kindness the brain produces dopamine, associated with positive thinking. Secondly, the brain has its own natural versions of morphine and heroine: endogenous opioids, such as endorphins.

Do you remember an act of kindness you preformed that left you feeling absolutely amazing? I love that natural high.

To remain calm and maintain composure is a kind of a super power.

Remaining calm in tough situations is one of the biggest challenges for people, even the strongest of people can succumb to the almighty power of unpredictability.

For me removing myself from the situation can sometimes help me find my calm, taking a minute to breathe can help me refocus. These past couple of years I have really been able to find a deeper calm where I don't get as worked up as I use to; obviously still failing at times. Always working on bettering myself though.

I can not control everything that happens, but I can control how I handle and react to situations.

Humility, kindness, and calmness are positive traits I strive to embody every single day. Not because I want people to just like me, but because this is the foundation of my own happiness in life.


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