A little self-pride never fell anyone.
In fact it is just the loud, arrogant, senseless pride with no right that makes people fall.
Just the right amount of self-pride is a necessary requirement in the life of any successful or aspiring to be successful individual. Just enough pride to keep you inspired and reminded of your worth and your value. That much pride you need to have.
With that much pride you can learn to draw lines; boundaries and limits in the ways that people treat you. You can always have that confidence to make it clear how far they can or cannot go with you. With the right amount of self-pride, you will understand who you are, what you are worth; and with the same pride you will learn to carry yourself in a manner that will dictate the people in your life to treat you right.
When you have some pride in you, you learn to respect yourself. Because you feel you are worth of respect, especially from others! The same pride that makes you need to be respected, to be politely excused, to be treated like you matter, to be thanked and to be appreciated, and for your efforts to be acknowledged; that same pride will teach you to respect others too. It will teach you to understand that they too matter.
Self-pride can give you a voice; to fight for yourself sand for others. Because you will have the faith and confidence it takes to believe in that which is right, with some pride, you can’t just always settle for whatever that comes your way. With pride you improve your bargaining power, because you learn to understand and especially believe how much it is that you are worth.
Pride in its plain self can make you choosy, selective and even trivial, but that is only if it is baseless and clothed in arrogance.
Self-pride makes you hold expectations; high expectations. And it drives you to only involve yourself with only that kind of crowd that can meet such. Because with self-pride you get to set standards for yourself and for others too; on what is expected of them, and on how they cannot just not deliver and expect to be a part of your team.
With pride you can afford to demand for results. You will have no shame in going for more, because you will feel sure you deserve the best.
When you are proud, you cannot settle down in complacency. You can’t find comfort in the crowd, in in the majority. With pride you want to be ahead, above and way up over there! And with the right informed pride, you will always take the initiative to do whatever it is you have to do to get just where it is you want to be.
With the right amount of self-pride, you can afford to challenge yourself.
You will go and set targets for yourself and you will have the discipline to set out to meet them. Because with pride, you can’t let yourself fail or even give up. You will always have the energy to rise up and try, again and again and again. Because you will believe you are better than a failure. Because you will be too proud to let yourself down. Your pride can’t let you give up on you.
So have yourselves a fairly proud day, mates. Wont you?