One of the biggest struggles we have with humility is wanting things to go a certain way. We often expect, hope, or “know” things will occur how we imagine, and we also get discontented when things do not go our way. Our attachment to an uncertain outcome leads us to discomfort, and even after the vent has happened differently than planned, we continue to rest in discomfort over it.
Practicing a genuine humility, we begin to let go of our deep desires to control everything. We recognize what we truly can control, our mindfulness, and focus on it. Practicing mindfulness, we see that we may only control very little in this world, and quit expecting the world to occur as we want.