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Pride Always Returns for another Battle – Are You Ready?

As soon as we think we’ve won the battle against our ego,

pride has just stolen another victory.

We never completely defeat pride. It is insidious. Pride causes a child to throw a temper tantrum when they don’t get their way. As adults pride appears in more subtle ways. It can be as simple as when we don’t allow someone to merge into traffic in front of us.

We define Humility as – Believing and acting like “It’s not about me.”

In this series on the Habit of Humility, I’ve shared stories about my struggles against my ego. I have worked hard and will continue to work hard to defeat my pride. But, I recognize this will be a major battle for the rest of my life.

The ironic—and sad—thing is, occasionally I think to myself “Wow! I am really becoming a humble person. If only the people who knew me in my 20’s and 30’s could see me now!” How awful is that? This only proves to me that I will always have to work incredibly hard to exercise Humility.

As soon as we think we’ve won the battle against our ego, pride steals another victory. If we want to be a Leader of Character, we have to realize we are always incomplete. The battle for our character will never end. Pride—along with fear—are the biggest obstacles to each of us as we exercise and develop our character.