You have two things to conquer: 1) the world. 2) Yourself.
To conquer the world, you must first conquer yourself. If you can successfully conquer yourself, you have won the biggest battle of all. Buddha said, “It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you.” Then you can conquer the world. You can conquer the world, you can understand the world only if you conquer yourself, only if you understand yourself. If you know who you are, you can know others. If you don’t know who you are, you cannot know other people. Know yourself to know others. Conquer yourself to conquer the world.