It’s extremely hard. It’s engraved in our nature to take pride in the things we acquire. Yet, once we take pride in things, that is when we start to lose what we have. People end up making rash decisions, put down their guard, turn to drugs, or some other type of detrimental behavior, once they start taking pride in what they acquire.
The more we gain, the harder it is to avoid falling victim to this pride.
However, to be blessed with more, we have to stay thankful. To stay thankful, we need to instill an attitude of gratitude. An attitude of gratitude inevitably leads to humility.
I’d also suggest volunteering. It keeps you centered and grounded, and creates a mindset of abundance.
My old mentor used to always say, every chance he could, “Be thankful for what you have and you will always be blessed with more. Once you take pride in it, that is when you start losing.”
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Leonard Kim consults startups and writes books like