"Perfection is impossible without humility."
I say, true, but so is everything else.
After all, humility is my ultimate strength.
To rise above the ordinary. To balance my ambition with realism. To put others at the centre. And thereby, become more centred, myself.
Humility is my strength not to think less about myself, but to think about myself, less. It is my capacity to give credit where it's due. It is my talent to always be ready to accept that we grow only by learning. It is my ability to say, "You, not me, are right." And, in saying thus, discover the true measure of my own self.
Humility is my willingness to follow, as much as my capacity to lead. And, in the bliss of that balance, scale the next level of greatness.
Greatness that is captured in a single word. And summed up in one philosophy. Dalmia.
The humble shall inherit the Earth.
Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a priest and the other a tax collector. The priest stood up and prayed about himself, saying, “God, I thank you that I am not like other men - robbers, evildoers, adulterers-or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.” But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his chest and said, “God, have mercy on me, for I am a sinner.” The tax-collector went home justified before God, not the priest. The lesson - Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.