STOP AND THINK – My own eyes are not enough for me, I will see through those of others. (C. S. Lewis, British Christian apologist)
Lewis was referring to a person’s view of himself. We should not examine or evaluate ourselves merely from our own perspective. Obviously, we are biased in our own favor. It’s important to have a proper self image, of course, but seeing ourselves as others see us will be a great equalizer. Such a view should result in an honest and humble self-evaluation.
Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment. (Romans 12:3)