“Better to be patient than powerful; better to have self-control than to conquer a city.” – Jewish Proverb
“The first and best victory is to conquer self.” – Plato
Many different ancient proverbs of wisdom talk about the man (and indeed woman) who is recognised as great in their area of endeavour, but they lack the ability to fully manage themselves. It is good to be mighty, but a lack of self control eventually neutralises that might.
Don’t get carried away with building great monuments at the expense of being able to rule over your own emotions. It is a worthwhile battle and never a wasted effort to keep your self, ego and emotions all under strict control.
Whenever you struggle with Maning yourself, just remember those icons who got very famous only to have it all come crashing down because of those moments when they totally lost self-control.