Matthew 16:24 “Then Said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”
We are to deny our flesh to follow after Jesus. 
Pride can’t dictate your decisions. Earthly success shouldn’t be our ultimate goal. Making our dreams into reality shouldn’t be our driving force. 
If we are going to call ourselves followers of Jesus then we need to be followers of Jesus. Go where he leads you. Do as he shows you. Actually follow him, even when it means going against your flesh, your own ideas or your personal preference.