Back when we were children, we didn’t know how to praise ourselves. We needed praise from our elders and from others around us. At school, we received rewards for working hard – good grades. If we took part and did well in sports, there were rewards there too. Yet all of this praise we received was external, as in from someone else, not ourselves. At some point in our lives we need to make the transition from looking for external praise to gaining the ability to praise ourselves and develop self-pride. If we don’t make this transition, we can end up stuck.
So we explore reasons why you should start promoting the idea of self-pride.
1. Pride is a motivator
Looking forward to pay day is great motivation. It gets us up in the morning to go to work. At the end of the week or month we receive the reward for putting in 38 hours every week. But the money doesn’t motivate us to go above and beyond what we need to get it. Self-pride, however, gives us the...