Malchus Shebentzach – Selflessness in victory
Joke: A knight and his men return to their castle after a hard day of fighting. ‘How are we faring?’ asks the king. ‘Sire,’ replies the knight. ‘I have been robbing and pillaging on your behalf all day, burning the towns of your enemies in the west.’ ‘What?’ shrieks the king. ‘I don’t have any enemies to the west.’ ‘Oh,’ says the knight. ‘Well, you do now.’
Let your victories never become personal and motivated by insecurity, arrogance or ego-centrism. Ask yourself, am I fighting to exact revenge, or because I am frantic and impulsive?
Ensure that your victories are motivated and inspired by a cause larger than your ego. Also, when battling for something, focus on the cause, not the person.