The quality of a Vaishnava is to be humble, at the same time determined.
We can shape a green bamboo as we desire, but old bamboo cannot be changed. As hard as we try, it will break. So it is better to be trained as a devotee while young.
One who has unflinching devotion for the Personality of Godhead has all the good qualities of the demigods but one who is not a devotee of the Lord has only material qualifications that are of little value.
A pure devotee of the Lord will not give up his shelter at the lotus feet of the Lord for a single moment, indeed not even for half a moment, even in exchange for the benediction of ruling and enjoying the opulence of the entire universe.
A pure devotee always thinks himself as a non-devotee. If one thinks he is a big devotee that is not good. We should not be puffed up. A devotee avoids it, remaining always in the second degree. Krishna has given everyone something extraordinary and to serve Krishna with one’s extraordinary talent means successful life.