We need to ponder over our beginning and our reality. When we ponder over this, we will realise that we are from sand and are returning to sand. Whatever excellence we may have is not our personal achievement, rather it is only through the grace of Allah Ta‘ala. Hence there is nothing that we can be boastful about.
When we lose focus of this reality, we become intoxicated and our entire mind goes off. Hazrat Moulana Yusuf (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) used to say: “The intoxication of wine wears off by the morning, but the intoxication of wealth never wears off.”