Seeking Humility

Content about Seeking Humility

Seeking humility can be easy. The content on this page will help you on your quest for humility in life and business.

Why is Seeking Humility Important?

For you, it might not be. For me, it is everything. 

You see, as I reflect on my 55 years of life, I now understand I paid heavy prices for not seeking humility. I can trace every screwed-up situation, “bad luck,” poor timing, and personal conflicts to one thing: My pride.

Huh? Humility and Pride on Make Marketing Easy?

Yes. I read a story once where Napoleon Hill said he wrote “Think and Grow Rich” in the throes of World War II to keep his mind positive. What it became is a result of his purpose in writing the book,

The content on this page of might make you uncomfortable. What I mean, is that what I write here is going to be personal. Seeking humility is not my “true north,” and it must be!

Is this a religious site?

No. And yes. I am a Catholic. A practicing Catholic. I don’t write that to brag, it’s hard being Catholic these days. Our parish, St. Hubert’s Catholic Community in Chanhassen, Minnesota, is doing okay. But Catholic Priest scandals and a Pandemic have created challenges.

So while this isn’t a religious site, seeking humility in life and business is important to me. And part of what helps me on my quest are the sacraments of the Catholic Church. I take comfort in the Mass on Sundays, pray the Rosary each day, and have conversations with God throughout the day because that works for me.

Maybe it doesn’t for you. And that’s ok. The Lord asks us to “Learn of me because I am meek and humble of heart.” Does it seem like that’s something we might all be willing to rally around?

Is There an Endpoint to Seeking Humility?

Not to me. What I mean is, I now understand that when I think I am humble, I am the furthest from it.

Years ago, I picked up a copy of a little book called “Humility of Heart” (Affiliate Link) in a Catholic Book store when I was traveling on business. I am now on my 18th reading of that book, and this helps me on my quest for seeking humility.

In Conclusion

The content on this section of the site might be not what you expect on a business site. Please know that I create content on here as a reflection of my own struggles and victories. In no way am I suggesting that I know how you should live your life.

What you are reading is my desire to offer what I learn in the hope that you might think to yourself, “Hey, that might work for me too.” 

Finally, an important lesson I’ve learned is how important controlling my thoughts can be. I wrote about another book I read in this blog post.

The Importance of Thinking

By Joel Gaslin | January 16, 2021 |

At an early age, my Mom and Dad taught me about the importance of thinking. I didn’t always do it, that’s for sure. And never-the-less, they were patient with me and I found my way. Understanding the Importance of Thinking Understanding the importance of thinking took me a while. I am grateful my parents set…

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5 Resolutions for Year Fifty-Two of My Life

By Joel Gaslin | October 3, 2016 |

Yesterday was my 51st birthday. Below are five resolutions for year 52 of my life. I think of them as compass-like and guiding. I am a steadfast goal setter and this feels like a different exercise. Goals are specific, measurable and attainable and my five resolutions are more like guideposts. Don’t get me wrong, and…

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What a Difference Seven Years Makes

By Joel Gaslin | April 13, 2016 |

Seven years ago today was a hard day for me. I wrote about the 10 Things I Learned When I was Knocked From My White Horse 18 months ago in an article published by the Success Blog. This story was shared more than 25,000 times on Facebook and from this, I infer I’m not alone…

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The Loneliest Chair in the World

By Joel Gaslin | January 27, 2016 |

One year ago today I was called to testify in a non-compete violation arbitration hearing. I was sued by a former employer for alleged violations of a severance agreement containing a non-competition covenant I had signed in December of 2009. This was January 27, 2015 and I was required to sit in the “loneliest chair…

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She said, "I will."  Again.

By Joel Gaslin | October 25, 2015 |

Yesterday,  Jean LeClaire said, “I will,” when asked by Father Rolf Tollefson if she will love me and honor me all the days of her life.  On February 9, 1990 she said words similar to these but instead to The Honorable Patrick Burke during his lunch break at the Hennepin County courthouse. I remember that…

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The Yin and Yang of Turning Fifty Years Old

By Joel Gaslin | October 2, 2015 |

Fifty years ago today, at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls, Minnesota, I was born to Bill and Mary Gaslin. Looking back on being fifty years old, there is much I have learned and much I have yet to understand. I believe life is a series of trade-offs, the truth always lies somewhere in the…

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Golf 2.0 – New Beginning

By Joel Gaslin | May 23, 2015 |

My beginning with golf came at a young age. Balmoral Golf Course was one mile from our lake cabin where I spent my summers as a kid in Minnesota. There was no head pro or instructor available that I knew of. We played, developed a way to get the ball around the course and never…

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What is the Secret to Entrepreneurial Success?

By Joel Gaslin | May 2, 2015 |

The secret to success of any kind is elusive and much sought after. At present, the claim to a key to entrepreneurial success is what sells magazines, books and piques most people’s interest. I’m an easy mark for that sort of stuff. This weekend, we’re staying with our friends, Chris and Kim Heim at a…

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An Amazingly Small World….

By Joel Gaslin | March 30, 2015 |

According to Worldometer, there are about 7.3 billion people in the world today. Bangkok, Thailand is the 15th largest city in the world with about 14.3 million people. Even with this data, it’s humbling to me how small the world may be at times. My daughter, Anne Gaslin, is away for this year teaching fourth…

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2015 – A Year to Remember!

By Joel Gaslin | January 1, 2015 |

Last night, my wife Jean and I celebrated a nice, simple New Year’s Eve with Jean’s sister, Denise. Jean made a wonderful salmon and beet salad that was a thoughtful diversion from the heavy, butter laden dishes consumed on New Year’s Eve’s of the past. Going around the table, we each talked about some things…

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