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Humble vs Success…

This week’s prompt for
In Other Words:

At home, I am a nice guy: but I don’t want the world to know.
 Humble people, I have found, don’t get very far.”

Muhammad AliAli

I can’t say I agree with the man.
I guess it depends on your definition of humble and success.

If by humble you mean someone who feels
insignificant, unimportant, or inferior;
then it is true they won’t get far.
But if a humble person is one who
is modest, unpretentious, polite, and respectful;
there is nothing to say they will not go far.

If  being successful is measured only by
wealth, fame, or one’s position and status, honors and triumphs;
being humble would, perhaps be difficult, but not impossible.

It may be that humble people do not seem as successful as prideful people
because they do not tell the world, in all available news and social media,
of their achievements, accomplishments, and prosperity.

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January 14, In Other Words Muhammad Ali

In Other Words

The quote for January 14

“At home I am a nice guy: but I don’t want the world to know.
 Humble people, I have found, don’t get very far.”
Muhammad Ali

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Tuesday, H is for humble…


I like humble people.
They are honest with themselves.
They know they are good folks, that they have value,
 that they are not perfect.

They know what they are good at doing and feel good about it.
They know that they are not superman or woman.
They know that like the Lone Ranger they have a Tonto or two helping them along the way.
And they always acknowledge the help they get.

Humble people look inside of themselves for validation
and outside of themselves for love.


Today, I think  humble people should be proud of themselves.

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