It can be easy to become focused on your own success and accomplishments in business. However, there is value in being humble – in other words, showing modesty and humility in your interactions with colleagues, clients, and customers. Here we talk about one of Clearly Payments’ core values: Be Humble.
Being humble helps you build stronger relationships with others. When you approach your interactions with a sense of humility, you will be more empathetic, understanding, and compassionate. This helps to build trust and respect and fosters a sense of collaboration and partnership.
Additionally, being humble helps you to learn and grow in your professional development. When you are humble, you are open to feedback and willing to learn from others. This helps you to identify areas for improvement and to grow and develop as a professional.
Being humble also helps you avoid the negative effects of arrogance and hubris. When you are too focused on your own success and accomplishments, it is easy to become complacent, dismissive of others, or even to make mistakes that could have been avoided. By staying humble, you maintain a sense of humility and perspective that can help you to avoid these negative consequences.
The actions of being humble
Listen actively. When interacting with others, be sure to listen carefully to their perspectives and opinions. This helps you to gain new insights and to build stronger relationships.
Practice gratitude. Take the time to express gratitude to others. Pay attention to the accomplishments of others and talk about them.
Be willing to learn from others. No matter how successful or accomplished you may be, there is always more to learn. Be open to feedback and willing to learn from others.
Avoid bragging or boasting. Instead of focusing on your own successes, focus on the successes of your team or organization as a whole.
Be respectful and professional. Being humble doesn’t mean being meek or weak – it’s important to maintain a level of professionalism and respect in all of your dealings.
Being humble in business helps you to build stronger relationships, to learn and grow in your professional development, and to avoid the negative effects of arrogance and hubris. By practicing active listening, gratitude, a willingness to learn, and by avoiding bragging or boasting, you can demonstrate a sense of humility that can help you to achieve greater success and growth over time. So, stay humble, stay hungry, and see the value of being humble in action.