First, thank you for visiting Primility.com.
This website celebrates an idea that has been a driving force for achievement and fulfillment in my life, and I want to share it with others.
Primility is a word that I created in 2005. It combines the first three letters of the word “pride” and the final six letters of the word “humility.”
Pride and humility are feelings that we all have within us to varying degrees. And the amounts that either one is driving our thoughts, emotions, and actions at any given moment oscillates.
They would seem to be diametrically opposed. And in some ways they are. But therein lies the challenge. And by challenging ourselves is how we grow.
I have found in my own life that I feel the most consistently fulfilled when I bring pride and humility into balance — embracing the positive impact each feeling can have while working with intention to minimize their potential negative impacts.
It’s not a difficult process.
I embrace pride when I admit that I am good at something. But I balance it with humility by acknowledging areas where I can still improve and get better.
I embrace humility when I admit what I am not good at. But I balance with pride by believing I can turn weaknesses into strengths … and that I’m worth the work it will take.
I have pride to push myself toward objectives, goals, and dreams … but I have the humility to recognize when it’s time to walk away.
There are two sides to every story. There is a yang to every yin. And I believe people, in general, feel most fulfilled when their worlds are in balance — mental, physical, spiritual, emotional.
Balance can means different things to different people. So can fulfillment. So, too, can both pride and humility.
Which is why primility is a decidedly personal concept.
How you incorporate it into your life may be entirely different than how he does, or how she does, or how I have.
But I also believe there is something here for everybody, which is why I believe that we can lead a movement together — a movement toward balance, toward fulfillment, the latter of which is a state of being that can spread exponentially.
I have a simple goal:
I want to give away 10,000 of these wristbands.
And I want a picture of each person who gets one, wearing it proudly.
To join the movement and get your wristband, just provide your email address here.
I’ll never, ever give your email address to anyone. What I will do is email you personally to thank you for joining the Primility movement, and so I can get your address to send your wristband.
You’ll also get updates when new blog posts go out, which you can of course unsubscribe from at any time. It’s our job here to create useful enough so that you won’t want to.
Thank you for your time, and for your interest in and curiosity about what we’re doing here.
I look forward to us both living more balanced, fulfilling lives … together.
Founder of Primility