"Don't be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil. Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones."
God's ways amaze me. He says, don't be impressed with yourself. Really? So how am I to ever have a sense of accomplishment? Ah. You won't. What?? Yep, it's all an offering because how were you even able to accomplish whatever it is to begin with? (remember 1 Corinthians 4:7).
But that's not even the point. Not only does God fly in the face of the advice of this world, He says if you give up trying to be in awe of yourself, if you focus rather on being in awe of Him and staying away from wrong, He'll give you a lot more than that, He'll heal you from the inside out.
I suspect that being made whole by God from my bones on out, is incomparably better than being impressed with myself. Sign me up.