Humility is rewarded in human affairs, just as valleys are filled by the erosion of great mountains. It is the way of the universe to fill the empty cup and to empty the full. Regardless of your position, humility is a deceptively powerful attribute. If you are in a high position but remain humble, people will be drawn to you and causes you espouse. If your position is lowly, humility will endear you to those of higher status. True humility is simply a virtue to which all should aspire.
The most successful people are those who know how to bring each situation into balance by reducing that which is too great, and adding to that which is too little. Such a person craves not power, but balanced and stable relationships. Humility is the virtue that allows you to perceive the balancing force in each situation; humble people are not prey to the many illusions that grow out of self-importance. If humility is particularly difficult for you, make a conscious effort to develop a strain of self-effacing humor.