Pride of Life
One of the definitions of ‘Pride’ in the Oxford dictionary: The feeling that you are better or more important than other people. That is having a false sense of importance. Pride blocks our ability to have an open mind to learning new things, seeing new perspectives, exploring new ways or even trying new methods.
Looking back, I would sincerely encourage you not to allow pride to get into your life. My close encounter with this ‘Pride of Life’ was at one of the peak points in my career. I thought I had arrived and knew everything I needed to know and did not require help from anyone. I was bold and arrogant – with an “I-Know-It-All” attitude.
The Good Book had in fact warned us against fallen into this trap.
“In his pride the wicked does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.” – Psalms 10:4
In my climb towards the top, I had forgotten my humble past. I had departed from the virtue of humility. The ‘Pride of Life’ got the better of me. Our life on earth is only for a moment. Someday we will all have to depart from this temporal dwelling and return home to our Creator. No matter how great our achievements may be, no matter how much wealth and riches we may have amassed, we cannot bring them along with us upon our departure. The best we can do is to leave behind a legacy for our loved ones and the next generation. To make the most of our God-given talents and gifts, we can create values and impact lives by being a blessing to the people around us and to be known for the good things that we have done – for the people, for the community and for the society. The Good Book always provides us with a good counsel on being careful to avoid ‘Pride’:
“Take heed lest he falls.”
-1 Corinthians 10:12
So stay away from the ‘Pride of Life’ and aim to be a person of value and blessing. I am glad I got out of it fast enough.
Tell me and I forget.
Teach me and I will remember,
Involve me and I will learn.
One of the keys towards achieving lifetime success is to engage ourselves in financial education. Financial education is more than just acquiring information and knowledge. Financial education is more than just knowing the facts. Is our responsibility to learn as much as we can, if you don’t know – always ask – be humble enough to learn and remove the pride in front of you.
The real process of financial education should entail:
1. Acquiring financial knowledge
2. Being connected to the financial community
3. Being engaged in financial development
4. Being mentored by financial experts
5. Being courageous to explore financial options
6. Being clear about your own financial destiny
Ignorance carries with it a heavy price. It will cause you to struggle in your ability to provide sufficiently for your loved ones.
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Article by: FINWAZE