Pride makes you weak, but vulnerability makes you strong. When you think of the word pride, does it strike you as positive or negative? There are certainly many positive types of pride e.g. it’s good to ‘take pride in our work.’ We like it when someone tells us, “I’m proud of you.” And nearly everyone wants to live in a neighbourhood where people display ‘pride of ownership.’ All of these expressions communicate a positive kind of pride: dignity, respect and honor, traits that we all can embrace. But pride isn’t always positive. Pride can also mean conceit, arrogance or superiority. This kind of pride is based on self-centeredness and it’s destructive.
What is it that you want to take on, what is that you want to ask and who is it that you want to talk to so bad, but because of your lovely uncle Pride you are sobbing in your own pity party. Uncle Pride makes you too self-conscious. You think so highly of yourselves in your magnificent bubbles and tend to protect your (self-assigned) status rather than strive for something better. I wonder what this Uncle promised you that you just do not want to give yourself a break? Did you know that people like you more because they know you are real? Real people have faults. Prideful, fake people make sure not to show any fault and point out your faults, but is that not a good thing? Your true colours are a brilliant mix of fault and merit, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Forget about what if, would-be , could-be, should-be and burst your bubble. Go out there and do what you need to do. Stand up and mend your friendship that you broke. Stand and go get what you need to get. Stand up and ask for that something you needed so bad. Okay?
Why are we so concerned about what others think? Thing is, people’s opinions of you do not matter. What matters is what you think of your own dear self. It’s an upside down view of reality – where you are already at the top and will fall if you make a mistake. The truth is that none of us are ever at the top and there is no fall too great to overcome. Learn from it and leverage it to get higher than ever before. The spice of life is primarily cinnamon after which comes learning and growing from trial and error.
PROBLEM = PRIDE will leave you behind!