This past Shavuos I attended a shiur in which the lecturer spoke about the prayer of "Modeh Ani," the first prayer we recite when we wake up in the morning and thank Hashem for returning our souls. The rabbi called our attention to the fact that the prayer doesn't begin with the word "Ani" (I) because the first thing is not to think about ourselves but rather of admitting and thanking Hashem for giving us life. He related a story of a Gentile who had a 45 minute audience with a Torah sage. The man walked out flabbergasted. He said that in 45 minutes of conversation, the sage never mentioned the word "I."
Go ahead. Try indulging in conversation and see how long you last without saying "I."
An article at Matzav by Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz reminded me of the above thought.
Click here to read the article titled Greatness, Leadership, Humility and What Hashem Wants From Us.