How do you:
Measure out the right levels of gratitude and honesty to maintain humility, without coming off as an arogant ass?
Acknowledging your act of humility totally negates its power, man.
I’m attempting a month of humility:
Humility simply requires a man to think of his abilities and his actions as no greater, and no lesser, than they really are. Real humility then mandates that a man knows and is completely honest with himself.
This answer was surprising simple for me. I knew when I was behaving like an arrogant ass before, i.e., practice, and it never stopped me. Now the thought of “coming off as an arrogant ass” is like a Medusa-stare to my willpower.
Before: I celebrated and rationalized my wrong behavior.
Now: I’m double-checking my various spiritual levels to make sure they don’t spill over into smarmy.
Everything in life isn’t constantly on the line for a million dollars. It’s constantly on the line for everything in life.
It’s beyond counting, and therefore, it’s beyond worrying about.