Humility, week 4

This will be our final week discussing the topic of Humility together during our lessons.  This week, we’ll be talking about how Humility helps us work with other people as part of a team.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:

“If anything goes bad, I did it.  If anything goes semi-good, we did it.  If anything goes really good, then you did it.  That’s all it takes to get people to win football games for you.” — Paul “Bear” Bryant (college football coach)

We all enjoy receiving some measure of recognition for our efforts.  People who are humble — who have humility — are quick to acknowledge the strengths and contributions of the people around them.  Being generous with praise, slow to criticize, and quick to encourage others, these people develop loyalty and dedication in those who work with them.  In contrast, someone who always takes all the credit for accomplishments for themselves will ultimately have a hard time finding people who are willing to work with them.

Discussion Questions:

1)  How would you feel if someone else took credit for something you did?

2)  How do you feel when someone shares credit with you for an accomplishment?

3)  Should you share credit for your accomplishments with the people who have helped you?

Please share your answers to these questions, and your thoughts about Humility, with our school community by using the form below.

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