In humility consider others
better than yourselves.
You know someone who enters the room grandiosely: “Here I am!” (“Lucky you!”)
And someone who enters the room graciously: “There you are!” (“Lucky me!”)
Back-to-back Prime Ministers Benjamin Disraeli and William Gladstone took the same lady to dinner—Gladstone one evening; Disraeli the next. Asked her impressions of these prominent men, she said, “When I left the dining room after sitting next to Mr. Gladstone I thought he was the cleverest man in England; after sitting next to Mr. Disraeli I thought I was the cleverest woman in England.”
What impression do you leave with people? Do they come away impressed by how important you are? Or do they come away impressed by how important you make them feel?
“People may forget what you say,” said Maya Angelou, “but they will never forget how you made them feel.”
You, yes you, make a difference.