Do not think of yourself
more highly than you ought.
Essayist JaneYolen wrote: “The best writers are the ones who really, in their heart of hearts, aspire to the byline Anon [Anonymous]. The story told is important, not the storyteller.”
The late Dr. Norvel Young, past president of Pepperdine University, often said, “It’s amazing what can be accomplished if you don’t care who gets the credit.”
“I give this piece of advice to each one of you,” wrote Paul. “Don’t [have] exaggerated ideas of yourself or your importance . . . have real warm affection for one another . . . and a willingness to let the other person have the credit” (Rom 12:3, 10).
John the Baptist’s greatness was in knowing that the story wasn’t about him, it was about Jesus: “He must grow greater and greater and I less and less” (Jn 3:30).
Deliver a knockout punch
to pride, ego, and arrogance.