As software developers we often have to choose between writing code to solve a problem or use an existing library that was written by someone else instead. When we are faced with this decision we have to be willing to sacrifice our own pride and honestly evaluate the options for the sake of the project. We know that we cannot possibly write everything ourselves since we do not have the time or expertise to do everything without help.
Are we as willing to accept outside help in our lives? We should be seeking godly counselors (whether in person or in books) with as much fervor as we seek good libraries.