Wednesday 20 May 2020

Being Proud Of Yourself Is Okay

It is okay to be proud of yourself and being proud of yourself and what you have done does not detract from others.

It is okay to take pride in your accomplishments and your ability to have done them. It is only when that pride starts to turn to a competition with others that it can turn bad.

When you start to compare yourself to others, generally in a disparaging way to them, it is unhealthy (and yes jerkish).

So as I move forward I pause now and again to remind myself of what I have accomplished and take pride in having done so. 

I also take pride in the person that I am and the skills and abilities that I have honed and developed along the way.

I confidently stare out into the future as I point to where I want to go, assured that I will get there, simply because I will it.

I know that I will do what is needed to accomplish my goals. I know that I will put in the effort needed to get from where I am to where I want to be.

Yet as I take pride in myself and even speak about my accomplishments I never compare myself to others or do so to boast, and especially not to belittle others.

For there is always someone out there who has accomplished more than you and others who have accomplished less than you.

If you must turn your focus to others, help lift up those who have accomplished less than you and seek to learn from those who have accomplished more.

Do not seek to keep down those who have accomplished less than you and tear down those who have accomplished more than you. Small, petty people do that. Be not one of them.

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!

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