by Jeremy Michaels
To be highly respected by those around us would have to be one of the greatest feats that a human being can reach in life. How you have earned your respect is the most important part of it all. Are you significant because you threaten to get respect by others or are you admired by all because you are humble and have earned your way to the hearts around you through your kindness, appreciation and self respect?
In this blog I listed 50 ways you can become a more humble, more respected individual. Live that gentleman/gentlewoman lifestyle.
1 – Listen more than you speak.
2 – Count to 3 before adding to a conversation to ensure the other person is done.
3 – Be willing to follow another person in conversation even if you don’t get to talk about your idea.
4 – Ask others to join conversations and contribute.
5 – Always offer to improve someone else’s idea and give them credit.
6 – Ask others for the opinion of others.
7 – When you’re wrong about something, admit it and keep it moving. It’s okay to be wrong sometimes.
8 – Admit when you don’t understand or know something.
9 – Be open minded and willing to learn more. Don’t act like you know it all.
10 – Work on yourself daily and become a better person everyday. There’s always room for self improvement.
11 – Appreciate others who become a better person everyday and who learn something quickly and say so.
12 – Be quick to apologize when you do something wrong. Fix it afterwards if it can be fixed.
13 – Study moral principles and use moral principles to guide you.
14 – Recognize your talents as gifts, not your own ability. Be humbled in your talents.
15 – Know how your skills have only be developed by the help of others.
16 – Share your own knowledge and wisdom to pass on what you have learned to create better people.
17 – Love others. That means care, share, help, give, and becoming a selfless individual.
18 – Motivate others. That means inspire, encourage, educated, influence, empower, help and supporting others.
19 – Show gratitude. Be appreciative and grateful of everything positive and negative.
20 – Value other people’s time as much as your own.
21 – Never equate time spent with people to a dollar value.
22 – Don’t boast about your achievements, let others recognize them instead. Be grateful for your successes without bragging about them.
23 – Keep your goals to yourself.
24 – Help other people with their goals
25 – Realize your potential and the potential in others.
26 – Use the response “I’d be honored” when someone asks you to help them or do something with them.
27 – Use the response “It’s My Pleasure” when someone thanks you for doing something.
28 – Recognize that you have faults and work on them.
29 – Ignore first impressions of people.
30 – Give others the benefit of the doubt.
31 – Remember you are a sinner too. In other words, you are no better or worse than anyone else.
32 – Provide positive and encouraging feedback instead of criticism.
33 – Make a choice to act more humbly in any situation.
34 – Know how to accept praise with a simple thank you, don’t elaborate on it or talk more about it.
35 – Recognize the individualism of others and yourself, there is no need to conform.
36 – Share your core values and live them accordingly regardless of the circumstances.
37 – Don’t talk about yourself a lot. Let people see how you are and figure you out on their own. Be mysterious.
38 – Be blunt but not rude. Speak what you feel and be straightforward without sugar coating what you think.
39 – Prioritize things in your life and be consistent in your actions.
40 – Forgive those who wrong you and move on without revenge or lashing back.
41 – Serve others and not yourself first.
42 – Seek wisdom and live by it, which is knowledge of what is truly coupled with a judgment of action.
43 – Talk proper english and present yourself the way you want to be addressed.
44 – Take care of your appearance: Dress accordingly, groom yourself, have good hygiene, etc.
45 – Let people be themselves. Accept them for who they are without judging, criticizing and gossiping about them.
46 – Avoid explosive reactions, and subside any aggression.
47 – Accept new ideas and change, not being stuck on what you knew before. Be open minded in your ways of lifestyle.
48 – Learn from and model the life of the most humble teachers in history. Examples are Jesus, Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Buddha, MLK, etc.
49 – Keep your word.
50 – Be yourself and believe in yourself.