“Unless a man undertakes more than he can possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.”- Henry Drummond, Scottish biologist and writer
That is how we grow. That is how we do great things. You cannot grow if you don’t challenge yourself. You cannot grow if you don’t try the impossible. If you want to live a better life, you have got to do more. If you don’t do more, you won’t get more.
Many people want to achieve success, but they don’t want to do the work. Work strengthens us. It builds our muscles. It builds our inner selves. It reveals our true selves to us. If you do not do your work, your work will do you.
To grow yourself, you must do your work. You are responsible for doing your work. Do not delegate your real work. And if you want people to respect you, to follow, to trust you, always do your work. Do not tell people what you can do. Just do it. Just show it. Because work is hard. Talk is cheap. Jean de La Fontaine said, “By the work one knows the workman.” By your work, people will know you.
Pride is a weak person. He wants you to be like him. He loves himself more than anybody. He is just living. He is so weak and poor. Pride is purposeless. He doesn’t care about anything, but himself. He talks a lot about himself. He lives in his own world. He does not feel what you feel.
Pride always looks down on people. He does not see anything above his head.
Pride goes to his work without love. Because he does not have love. He can’t love you. The only person he can love is himself. When you come in contact with Pride, do not expect love from him. If you do, you are going to be disappointed.
Pride wants to live his life, but he does not know how to work. He expects something from nothing. He does not know what he wants. Pride wants to be successful, but he is lazy. He doesn’t want to be humble. Pride lacks humility. His next door neighbor is not humility. Pride cannot live with humility. He can only live with himself.
He knows everything. He doesn’t want to learn from anybody. Pride is his own mentor. That is why he can’t get anything done.
Pride doesn’t listen to anyone, but himself. Listen, he is a hard, difficult guy to deal with. If you don’t know who you are, what you want, and where you are going, you will find it very difficult to deal with Pride.
When you are dealing with Pride, you have got to be strong. If not, he is going to make you uncomfortable. He knows how to do that.
To deal with Pride is to be vulnerable. When you are dealing with Pride, you must be specific with what you want from him. If you can do that, you will be his friend. Do you want to be his friend? It is up to you.