Imagine taking yourself to an isolated place, free of people. Noise. Atop a mountain closest to God without being in heaven. You are in your zone. Sacrificing food, water. Because in your mind you know that giving up all that you know for God. Staying faithful through thick and thin. Is going to be the ultimate victory.
Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.