Learn to admire others. It is the first step to overcome your ego. (Ehsan Sehgal, Dutch-Pakistani author and journalist)

We don’t like to think we’re egotistical or proud, but there are times when we realize that we’ve fallen into a “me first” frame of mind. Maybe it’s our impatience at waiting in line at the grocery or scrambling for the best seat on the bus. Sehgal’s suggestion could be helpful. When we respect friends of high character and try to emulate them, we may become less self-centered.

Pride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. Pride ends in humiliation, while humility brings honor. (Proverbs 11:2; 29:23)