Pride and how it can affect your business

Pride and how it can affect your business

Let’s talk about pride and how it can affect your business.⁣

Here are 3 examples of definitions or how the word is used:⁣

  1. A feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one's own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired. – Merriam Webster Dictionary ⁣
  2. ⁣“Pride takes a minor accomplishment and makes it feel like a major one.” – Ryan Holliday, Ego is the Enemy⁣
  3. “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” – the Bible⁣

As you can see this little word can totally screw up your mindset.⁣ 

Here is an example: 

You have achieved something and you want to share it because hell you worked hard for it and you are proud of your tenacity, your courage and your work.⁣ BUT at the same time you are worried that said pride will make you seem haughty, greedy and it will automatically entail negative consequences. ⁣So you keep quiet at best.⁣ At worst you are (sometimes even subconsciously) ashamed of feeling proud in the first place.⁣

So it keeps you from sharing your message, your lessons learned and keeps others from being inspired by you.⁣ I am not saying that you should be boasting nonstop; neither am I saying that you should automatically look down on others. ⁣What I am saying is that my ego and pride are different and that pride is not a given evil.⁣

Do remember definition 1) and evaluate whether your feeling is ego, inflated, or even haughty but leave automatic shameful feelings out of it.⁣

It will help you grow, it will help your business flourish.⁣

- Christine
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