The role of humility in success

The role of humility in success

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Tom Brady recently retired from NFL after dominating it and becoming the winningest quarterback in history. In his 20 years as a starter, his teams qualified for the playoffs 19 times. He led his teams to 10 Super Bowls, winning an NFL – record seven championships. One of his strengths is his humility. According to The Daily Coach, “Tom Brady’s greatest strength isn’t his athletic talent, arm, mind, diet or even ability to read NFL defenses. His No.1 attribute, one we all should copy, lies in his genuine, humble behavior.” If someone were to describe your strengths, will humility feature? Why is humility so important? It helps us to be teachable and to understand that there is room for improvement so that we can go on being our very best. It is indeed the launching pad for continued success. Most importantly, it enables us to obtain grace from God and to be lifted up by Him. The best characteristics of true humility that I have read is from Marci Ferrell’s article. According to her, humble people trust in the sovereignty of God, they are thankful, they are in awe of God’s goodness and grace towards them, they rejoice with others, they practice unity based on their salvation, they are not wise in their own eyes, they forgive quickly because they have been forgiven much, they have a teachable spirit, build others up and have servants’ hearts. Today, determine to grow in humility and as you do, expect to be more successful. 

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less. CS Lewis

Tosin 'Badeniyi, PhD

Tosin 'Badeniyi, PhD

Tosin ‘Badeniyi, a Professor at the Department of Biotechnology and Food Science at Durban University of Technology, South Africa, holds a doctoral degree in Food Science from University of Pretoria South Africa. Since 2001, he has conducted research and lectured internationally in the area of food quality and safety. He is the editor of Food Science and Technology: Trends and Future Prospects and has published numerous scientific publications as well as four inspirational books.

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