Being Proud of Yourself is Mandatory
It seems like people can’t compliment or be proud of themselves without being called vain, narcissistic, big- headed, etc. But, there’s a huge difference between being confident and being an ego-maniac. Confidence is a state of mind that one puts themselves in order to help stay on course in reaching their goals. An ego-maniac thinks that the sun shines out of their you-know-where regardless of what they’re doing.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with giving yourself a put on the back a saying “Good job, me!” when things go right. Now, more than ever, is the time to stand up straight and walk with some swagger as you take life by the horns and be who you were born to be.
World of Competition
Share, Don’t Compare!
It’s true that with social media, we have the opportunity to reconnect with those from our past as see what people have been up to. But, many people utilize social media in all the wrong ways. The most harmful to one’s ego being the comparison of themselves to others. So many people knock themselves down when they see their classmates with fancy houses or exciting jobs. But, chances are, you two took very different roads to get to where you are today. And would you really want to change your own authentic journey just to get a few more likes and comments on a Facebook picture? I think not. Be proud of how far you’ve come in your life and keep going!
As many good-hearted people as there are in the world, there are just as many bad ones who want to tear you down. Some of them are petty people you, unfortunately, know while others are complete strangers to you. Most of the time, the kinds of people are unsatisfied with their own circumstances and need to make others feel just as low as they do. This isn’t news. It’s basically the same speech we all got in middle school about that bully who just wouldn’t leave you alone. Only now, the bully is able to hide in their mom’s basement eating pizza rolls and using up all the home Wi-Fi. In my experience, if you’ve got people taking the time to bash you, you must be doing something worth being proud of.
Put Yourself on That Pedestal
We all know that we’ve got to work hard to create the life we want to live. The same thing goes for confidence and self assurance. You’re not going to wake up one day and suddenly have everyone complimenting you everywhere you go. That’s just not going to happen. You’ve got to be proud of who you are, what you’re doing and where you’re going. Know the difference between bragging and enjoying your life for what it is. Keep yourself in check and be thankful for how far you’ve come. Don’t wait for anyone else to praise you, you’re allowed to do it yourself.
Be someone that you can be proud of. And then do just that.