Saint Augustine said, “It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.”
Clinicians cite several benefits of humility. Let’s name two of them.
- Dr. Anna Schaffner concludes, “A humble mindset has significant positive effects on our cognitive, interpersonal, and decision-making skills.”
- And David Robson writes, “Humility fosters trust, engagement, and strategic thinking.”
Humility isn’t thinking less of yourselves. It is thinking of yourself less. Humility will fuel your recovery and make you a much more likable person. So give it a whirl. “Humble yourself, then, under God’s mighty hand” (1 Peter 5:6).
Recovery Step: Choose humility and you will choose recovery.