Be strong without becoming hard.

Be filled and overwhelmed with gratitude.

Become successful without becoming arrogant.

When the Roman military leaders returned from victorious battle, they would enjoy the honour of victory and return to welcoming crowds. The Generals curbed their esteem during triumphal marches by placing a slave behind them to whisper in their ear:

           “Sic Transit Gloria, Respica te, hominem te memento”. 

“Heed not the call of the crowds. All glory is fleeting. Look behind you. Remember you are only man”.

They publicly reminded themselves that whilst they had achieved victory, they were mere mortals.

This tradition prevented their ego from expanding.

With great success comes great responsibility. Act with humility.

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