A mistake that makes you humble is better than an achievement that makes you arrogant. (Anonymous)
There is a downside to accomplishment, isn’t there? After winning a contest of any kind, there are accolades that make you feel good, but they may also make you prideful. You might begin to think you’ve done it all by yourself, ignoring the team or the coaches and trainers who contributed to your success. The loss of humility is too high a price to pay.
Pride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom . . . humility precedes honor. (Proverbs 11:2; 15:33)