Adopted as a motto by many schools, this phrase speaks to the relevance of first getting yourself under control, mastering your urges and temptations, before trying to control the outside world.
A person who overcomes their weaknesses or failings, who is able to control their feelings and actions, wins life's most important battle. It is a conversion of a phrase by Publilius Syrus, a Latin writer of maxims (1st century BC). He wrote: Bis vincit qui se vincit in victoria meaning “He conquers twice who conquers himself when he is victorious” -- manage your urge to be arrogant, smug, cruel, or vindictive when you win.
Be your own biggest critic. Once you're able to say that you're proud of yourself, you will have achieved real progress. Do not try to impress others but rather try to impress yourself.
For some reason, many people refuse to look at or ignore themselves when it comes to the question of why they’re not progressing. They’re quick to blame whatever else but before they look for the blame in themselves.
Every single one of us should be on a challenge of being the best versions of ourselves that we can possibly be. The aim of conquering yourself isn’t an easy one, it’s not supposed to be but it is the greatest thing to achieve for yourself.
Conquering yourself starts with reviewing the things you do well and the things you do not so well. Once you do that, you can think of further actions.
Conquer yourself and your life will not be the same again. You will be proud of the person you became.
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