It can be a daunting waltz, finding that delicate balance between humility and self love. Think of the toxic effects of an overinflated ego, or the bruising of self-loathing. It's easy to lose your footing, and we all need a spotter to catch us when we fall, to encourage us when we feel weary or lose faith.
According to Rabbi Simcha Bunim, everyone should have two slips of paper, one in each pocket. On the first paper one should write: ''I am but dust and ashes'', and on the second paper one should write: ''The world was created for me.''