thinking of yourself less

"A person who keeps saying they are a nobody is actually a self obsessed person. The thing we would remember from meeting at truly gospel-humble person is how much they seemed to be totally interested in us. Because the essence of gospel-humility is not thinking more of myself or thinking less of myself; it is thinking of myself less. Gospel-humility is not needing to think about myself. True gospel-humility means I'll stop connecting every experience, every conversation with myself. In fact I stop thinking about myself. The freedom of self forgetfulness. The blessed rest that only self forgetfulness brings"

Tim Keller, The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness