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.
Love brings love. Help brings help. If you want to get ahead in your life, if you want to grow, if you want to change your world, you must help other people change their lives. If you want people to help you, to do something for you, to give you love, to make you a better person, you must put people first.
People like to help other people. Human beings are good. It doesn’t matter how many times you have helped other people. Keep helping people. The world needs helpers. The world needs dreamers. You can’t do everything by yourself. You need a mentor. You need someone to show you the way to where you are going. Why is that? Because if you don’t know where you are going, you will arrive at the wrong destination.
And to get yourself back, you need someone who loves you. You need someone who can really tell you what you need to hear. You need someone who is not afraid to talk to you. You need to hear the truth. When it comes to your growth, you need to hear the truth from your mentor. Truth comes from love. Truth comes from acceptance.
If you want to grow, you need other people. You can’t do everything by yourself. You can do something, but you can’t do everything. And don’t even try to be everywhere. Because if you do, you are going to end up at the wrong place. And if you are nowhere, you will never grow. So if you want to become who you were created to be, you need to put people first. When you put people, they will put you first. No matter how small or big, always try to do something to lift people up. According to Claude M. Bristol, “Always try to do something for the other fellow and you will be agreeably surprised how things come your way- how many pleasing things are done for you.”
People don’t want material things; they just want someone to be there for them. They want love. They want someone who will love and accept them for who they are. They want people who will lift them up. They don’t want to hang out with someone who is always putting them down. They don’t want to be around someone who is abusive. From today, always try to do something positive every day. If you do, you will always attract positive things into your life.