Friday, June 20, 2008

Practice Humility

Many years ago, a rider came across some soldiers who were trying to move a heavy log without success. The corporal was standing by as the men struggled. The rider asked the corporal why he wasn't helping. The corporal replied, "I am the corporal; i give orders." The rider dismounted, went up and stood by the soldiers and as they were lifting the log, he helped them. With his help, the log got moved. The rider quietly mounted his horse and went to the corporal and said, "The next time your men need help, send for the Commander-in-Chief." After he left, the corporal and his men found out that the rider was George Washington.

The message is pretty clear. Success and humility go hand in hand. When others blow your horn, the sound goes further. Just think about it? Simplicity and humility are two hallmarks of greatness. Humility does not mean self-demeaning behavior.

* In The Book of Virtues, edited by William J. Bennett, Simon & Schuster, New York, 1993, p. 204.

10 comments:

swati said...

true said...

once again nice post..yaar...

Tarun said...

Thanx swati

PRERNA said...

PERFECT!!!

Anonymous said...

Really good

Joe said...

GREAT !

Shajee said...

Your posts are very nice and motivating...

Anonymous said...

Nice post !

manoj said...

Too good...

Anonymous said...

Very nice story

aliya seen said...

The statement of purpose psychology is what people believe in humanity. This is pretty clear and logical.