My biggest problem with listening to the people who know me best is not that they tear me down. It is that they build me up. I need to be built up. I need their help. I need the help of my friends to help me keep up my self-esteem. And to be the yin to the proverbial yang, I also need to not get so caught up in what my friends think of me that I forget who I am.
I need to keep my head down and keep working hard. I cannot let my friends’ perspective steer me off course to be more self-important than I really am.
I am no more than my friends say I am. I do not exist to please my friends. But I am only as good as they say I am. No more. No less.
Believing I am more than my friends say I am will only lead me to live in the illusion of fame, the busyness of too much to do, and the arrogance to make mistakes.
What does arrogance lead you to? Where are you developing pride? Where do you need to be taken down a notch?