13
Oct

Empowering Your Life — The Difference between Humility and Humiliation Part 2 Video Presentation

If you have not already watched Part 1 of this presentation, Empowering Your Life — The Difference between Humility and Humiliation Part 1, please click on the following link: Part 1

Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. Thank you for making the decision to stop by to visit with me. Several years ago I wrote an article titled, Live Beyond Limitations. This article was divided into 4 Parts. In April of 2012 I edited and updated Live Beyond Limitations and wrote a 2 Part article, Empowering Your  Life — The Difference between Humility and Humiliation Part 1 and Part 2.

In the past 3 or 4 weeks, Empowering Your Life — The Difference between Humility and Humiliation Part 1 and Empowering Your Life — The Difference between Humility and Humiliation Part 2 have been among the highest read articles that I have written for Second Chance to Live. Because of this interest, I want to make the article accessible to individuals who learn through watching and listening.

Consequently, I have made the decision to create a video presentation of both parts of the article. Today I will create a video presentation of the 2nd Part of the article. To listen to and watch Part 2 of the presentation, please click on the following link Empowering Your Life – The Difference between Humility and Humiliation Part 2 Video Presentation.

If you would like to read Part 2 of this article, in addition to listening to / watching the video presentation please click on the following link Empowering Your Life – The Difference between Humility and Humiliation Part 2.

As you listen / watch or read Part 2 of the presentation, and questions come to mind, please send those questions to me, please send those questions to me. All questions are good questions. In the event that you would like to leave a comment, I would love to hear from you.

I will say so long for now.

Have a great day.

Craig

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12
Oct

Empowering Your Life — The Difference between Humility and Humiliation Part 1 Video Presentation

Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. Thank you for making the decision to stop by to visit with me. Several years ago I wrote an article titled, Live Beyond Limitations. This article was divided into 4 Parts. In April of 2012 I edited and updated Live Beyond Limitations and wrote a 2 Part article, Empowering Your  Life — The Difference between Humility and Humiliation.

In the past 3 or 4 weeks, Empowering Your Life — The Difference between Humility and Humiliation Part 1 and Empowering Your Life — The Difference between Humility and Humiliation Part 2 have been among the highest read articles that I have written for Second Chance to Live. Because of this interest, I want to make the article accessible to individuals who learn through watching and listening.

Consequently, I have made the decision to create a video presentation of both parts of the article. Today I will create a video presentation of the 1st Part of the article. To listen to and watch the 1st Part of the presentation, please click on the following link Empowering Your Life — The Difference between Humility and Humiliation Part 1 Video Presentation.

If you would like to read Part 1 of this article, in addition to listening to / watching the video presentation please click on the following link Empowering Your Life — The Difference between Humility and Humiliation Part 1.

As you listen / watch or read Part 1 of the presentation, and questions come to mind, please send those questions to me, please send those questions to me. All questions are good questions. In the event that you would like to leave a comment, I would love to hear from you.

I will say so long for now.

Have a great day.

Craig

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16
Apr

Empowering Your Life — The Difference between Humility and Humiliation Part 2

If you have not already read Part 1 of this article, please do so before reading Part 2. Click on this link — Part 1 – to read Part 1 of the article. Thank you.

Humility teaches the individual that they are on a journey. Humility teaches the individual that on that journey, the process is more important than the destination. Humility teaches the individual that — some times with seeming serendipity — they are being led in the direction of their destiny  

Humiliation on the other hand scorns. Humiliation’s motive is to control and limit. Humiliations by nature strips the individual of their uniqueness, self-esteem, self- respect and value. Humiliation demands justification. Humiliation seeks to disparage, minimize and marginalize the individual — at their very core. Humiliation promotes fear and insecurity. Humiliation undermines enthusiasm and motivation. Humiliation promotes fear. Humiliation cripples initiative.. Humiliation quashes hope.

Prior to understanding the distinction between humility and humiliation I berated myself on a daily basis. I believed that I was the problem and thus deserved to be victimized and humiliated by life and the people in my world. Consequently, I felt trapped by the voice of criticism and the clamoring of shame. My efforts to be enough were constantly chided as inadequate. Consequently, I developed insecurity, low self-esteem and low self-worth. I did not believe that I made mistakes, but that I was a mistake.

At the core of my being, humiliation chided me as inadequate and unlovable. My attempts to quiet the voice of humiliation — shame and criticism — only seemed to reinforce the impact that humiliation had upon my life. Unrealistic expectations kept me anxious and depressed. Humiliation reinforced the belief that I could not do enough to be enough. Humiliation stymied my being through intimidation. Humiliation consequently demanded that I be perfect before I could hope to find peace — with other people, much less than with myself.

Humiliation, rather than humility subsequently reinforced my sense of shame and inadequacy. Humiliation distorted my perceptions and held me captive to the belief that who I was and what I had to contribute in life did not matter. Because of my distorted perceptions — prior to understanding the distinction between humility and humiliation — I could not take the risk to be humble. I had to keep hyper vigilant. I had to be on guard.

With time and through my recovery process I cam to understand that humility validates and heralds my best efforts as good enough for today. Because I have learned how to trust the process — rather than trying to control the process — humility has been able to encourage me do the foot work and then let go of the out comes.

Through maintaining humility I am able to revel in what I am experiencing in the now — with out a fear of reprisal. As I let go of my need to justify, answer and defend who I am — I am able to be. As I am able to be I am free to create with out the threat of being criticized or shamed for my efforts. Consequently, I am able to focus on excellence — instead of striving to be perfect — with each new day.

In the pursuit of excellence, I no longer need to listen to the voice of humiliation or be humiliated by my efforts. Consequently, I can rest though my efforts and live beyond my limitations because I do not have to focus on my limitations. Humility allows me to accept who I am, where I am at today. Humility allows me to learn from my experience — rather than judging my experiences. Humility empowers my perspective and motivates me to learn from my circumstances.

Humility gives me the freedom to be who I am, where I am… Humility releases me to live beyond my limitations because I do not have to depend on my own resources. Humility teaches me to stay in the moment. Humility helps me to find my center. Humility teaches me to trust the process, a loving God and myself.

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Craig

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14
Apr

Empowering Your Life — The Difference between Humility and Humiliation Part 1

Several years ago I wrote the below article under the title of Live Beyond Limitations. I feel led to share that article with you at this time. In the Live Beyond Limitations article, I divided the article into 4 Parts. In this article, I will present the article in 2 Parts. The information that I present in this article served to empower my life, as I began to understand that humility had nothing to do with humiliation.

If I may make a suggestion, please take your time as you read through each of the 2 parts. By taking the time to reflect, digest and absorb the distinctions, I believe that your life will take on new meaning, you will be empowered and you will begin to understand that humility has nothing to do with humiliation.

Living Beyond Limitations was originally published on June 16, 2009 in Second Chance to Live.

Empowering Your Life — The Difference between Humility and Humiliation Part 1

Welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. I have been thinking about a very powerful principle. I have found that this principle — when applied — helps me to step out of my limitations into the abundance of possibilities. Discouragement is disbanded as an illusion of lack. The conceivable becomes attainable while apprehension is traded for hope.

Progress rather than perfection becomes a way of life. The bondage of needing to be perfect is replaced with the pursuit of excellence.

The voice of inadequacy is replaced with the voice of enough. I no longer have to be right to feel secure. I am free to say, “I don’t know”. I am made strong when I am weak. I am free to take risks because I realize that I can not fail. I am able to laugh at myself because I know that I am learning. I am able to let go of outcomes because I know that I will get what I need. I can trust the process, a loving God and myself because I do not have to know the big picture.

The principle that I am referring to is humility. Through my process, I have learned a very valuable lesson. Humility is not humiliation.

Humility promotes and empowers the individual through meekness. Humility sets the individual free to accept themselves — because the individual knows that they do not have to prove their worth or value. Humility regales the individual with hope because the individual knows that possibilities exist. Humility encourages learning, because the individual realizes that they do not have to already know everything. Humility encourages sets the stage for learning curves.

Humility breeds brings security, because the individual knows that they can trust the process, a loving God and themselves. Humility encourages the individual to let go of that which is out of their control. Humility motivates the individual to ask for help because the individual realizes that they do not have to lean on their own understanding or resources. Humility empowers hope — through trust — because the individual knows that more will be revealed.

Humility seeks to set the individual free, because the individual knows that they can practice easy does it. Humility motivates the individual to take risks because there is no threat of reprisal. Humility encourages the individual to succeed, while at the same time cheer leading their efforts. Humility celebrates the individual as a work in progress. Humility teaches the individual to stay in the moment, to enjoy the process, to do the foot work and to let go of the outcomes.

Humility reinforces self-esteem, self-respect and self-worth. Humility does not seek justification. Humility does not disparage, minimize or marginalize. Humility does not condescend. Humility is free of contempt. Humility is patient and kind. Humility champions and supports the individual. Humility readies the individual for service. Humility empowers with wisdom. Humility gently reveals power through change.

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