“Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” (James 4:13-15)
I believe that it is important to work hard, and have ambitious goals. But success in our endeavors only comes when God allows it. Therefore, do not be proud just because you have achieved some of your goals. Rather, be thankful to God for letting you do it.
Always be on the lookout for pride, and learn to appreciate the joy of being humble. You can be rid of a lot of stress, arrogance, and hatred, by simply trusting God to give you what is best for you, rather than depending on yourself to get it for yourself.