In the process of becoming better, it’s easy to think we are greater than we really are. And it’s one of the worst mistakes we can make, touting our strengths and toting our accomplishments.
But the answer isn’t to think we are lesser than we are. That won’t do; it does no good.
For we may be great. And we can become even better. And that isn’t accomplished by looking down on ourselves or thinking that we are unworthy or incapable. No.
So what do we do instead?
We ought to think others better than ourselves. Hold them up, serve them, care for them, and use our greatness to help them become greater than they imagined.
Service and love subdues pride.
And what is interesting is in doing that, you will find that people will tout your strengths and tote your accomplishments for you.
They will do it out of love.
And the reward you will reap may or may not be riches, but it will be fullness. You can feel whole, blessed, rich, connected.
Loving others is the greatest greatness.