A beautiful passage from the book The Journey Home by H.H Radhanath Swami
"True humility connects us to an inexhaustible power beyond our own, the power of grace. True humility is a universal pride in the greatness of God and a genuine appreciation for the virtues of others. Really humility does not mean I ought to be cowardly and shrink from challenges but propels me to strive with all my resources to overcome challenges with integrity, respect, love and gratitude, to be as much as possible an instrument of the divine.
Humility protects us from being envious towards those who are more accomplished. With a humble heart one can easily admit mistakes and open one's heart to learn. Becoming humble is not the act of killing the ego but of liberating the real ego, which is eternally vibrant with love for God and others."