Pride Comes Before the Fall…

imagesCAPJJTL9You ever participated in one of those trust exercises where they ask you to close your eyes and fall back while trusting the group to catch you? There’s like a second where time freezes and you wonder if you’re going to crash into the floor and when you feel those hands catching you… there’s this deep breath like, “YES, I MADE IT!”

There’s a certain amount of pride you have to let go of to get through something like that. It may seem simple but letting go and trusting people to hold you down is one of the hardest things in the world. Especially if you’ve never done it before.

I said I don’t make New Year Resolutions but today I’m going to make an exception to that rule. I’m going to have to let go of some of this pride I have in 2013; it’s hurting me way more than it’s helping me at this point. It’s one thing to be a man that lives on principles and morals, it’s another to let those principles rule you. Discarding people, not calling like I should, walking away from business partnerships because of slights. These aren’t characteristics that are conducive to romantic, professional or social success. Learning to let go and let people in doesn’t require giving up pride but it does involve giving up superficial pride.

Pride

The pride of a woman lies in her beauty
And of a man in his strength
That of a fool lies in his words
And a meticulous man in his actions

Pride creates an imaginary throne
Were only the fool will rule forever
Forgetting in reality he perish with hate
For hidden in pride forever is hate

Pride itself is a very fruitful seed
Bearing itself from affluence and wealth
The biggest form of foolishness is empty pride
Lustful Pride with no trace
Pride in any form will lead you to death
Death, where there is still breath

Klever Gold

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