Habakkuk 2:4 Behold the proud, his soul is not upright in him. But the just must live by his faith. This verse tells me that when we set our selves up to be higher then most. When our intention is to think only of ourselves. That the heart and soul have not been trained properly to give of ones self. The things that go on in life will not be of satisfaction. Now there is a distinction here. To be gracious of one's achievements is how we should feel. To be humble and full of humility is good. It's when we stick our chest out and beat it (our chest) and say I deserve this, yeah, this is all me. Screech, hold on, step on the brakes. Without God's grace and mercy. Without paying your gifts forward. All your achievements fall under the heading of vanity. Bottom line. Just do it! When you gain something you have wished for and worked hard for. Thank God. Give him praise. And last but not least. Share your pearls.But do not share them amongst swine(People who resent you for your achievements. Just pray for them.