A wise woman once said…
I really think a champion is defined not by their wins, but by how they can recover when they fall…Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble.
– Serena Williams
In honor of the Olympics (go USA!) I decided to use a mash up of two of Serena Williams’quotes. Both of these quotes were too good not to post together. Though Serena says a lot of wise things, these two quotes aligned with what is currently going on in my world (yes, I pick quotes that personally speak to me). As a not so undercover perfectionist (unlike Ms. Williams herself) I hate falling/failing, but valuable life lessons come during times of falling/failing. I learned that I really needed to humble myself; an attribute Ms. Williams also thinks you should have in your arsenal.
Falling/failing is a humbling experience in itself but during times of hardships you have to make up in your mind to be the best version of yourself and correct the wrong (recover), so you can begin to live a life of selflessness, gratitude, and encouragement. If you were like me, then you thought humbleness was equated to weakness or lacking confidence in yourself. However, humbleness is the epitome of confidence! In most situations where humbleness can be displayed you know your worth and abilities, but to put those thoughts or feelings aside and selflessly serve or submit to others takes courage (quick to listen, slow to speak). As for me, I’m not saying I got a handle on humbleness and everything I wanted to change has been magically fixed. However, I do work daily to be a better person, I try to serve others (even if it comes in the smallest ways) on a daily basis, and I pray that I never stop growing and learning because as Serena says, that is the definition of a true champion. Happy Hump Day! xo