A variation on the old saying a smart man sets out to change the world, but a wise man sets out to change himself.
Cod philosophy 101.
It's just a metaphor.
"Belabor" overelaborate, labor, dwell on, harp on about, hammer away at; overdo, overplay, overdramatize, make too much of, place too much emphasis on; informal beat to death, drag out, make a big thing of, blow out of proportion. ANTONYMS understate.
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