Wake up & think positive
" There is pride that comes before a fall and there is
pride that is positive and necessary for a healthy
state of mind." NosaJ
The pride that comes before a fall is a pride that belongs to arrogance. It is the kind of pride that belongs to the thought and or feeling of being better than anyone or everyone else. It is the kind of pride that belongs to feeling high and mighty, too good to be with someone else of a particularly different nature, to be somewhere below self or too good to do some things that others would do without second thought. It also belongs to not being able to ask for help, when you know that you do need some help.
" If you do not know how to swim and for the sake of pride you refuse the help of a good swimmer, you drown."
The pride that is positive and necessary for a healthy state of mind is that which is associated with joy and fulfillment of accomplishing things that need to be accomplished, of helping others and helping yourself become a better person. It is pride that is more associated with confidence rather than arrogance and more associated with the achievements of self and others rather than the thought of being better than others.
You cannot fall by taking pride in others but you can actually fall if you do not sometimes take pride in others. You can fall in your relationship, if you do not take pride in your partner, who they are, how they are and or what they do. You might have more pride in them, if they were more than they are but you have to have some pride in who they are now. They may not make as much money as you do or be where you want them to be in life but you must have some pride in them and the journey that you share. Tomorrow they may ascend but you do not wait for tomorrow to appreciate them or to have the pride of now.
You cannot fall by taking pride in your child or children, if you have any. They are usually the pride and joy of many an adult anyway, to a greater degree than a partner, but expectations of them can also affect such positive pride. Imagine the encouragement a child must feel, when a parent says ` I am proud of you son' ` I am proud of you daugter.' or `I am proud to be your parent.' Imagine also how a child would feel if told ` you are such a disappointment.'
You cannot fail or fall by taking pride in what you do in life or for a living, unless of course you are pushed out or pushed down. That is where trying your best is not good enough but you take some pride in knowing that you did your best. That is where you get up with some pride, rather than resentment and keep on doing your best.
Sometimes you have to remind yourself to be proud of who you are, whom you are with in life, where you are in life, what you have accomplished and the knowledge that you are not done yet. Everyone accomplishes something. You deserve the feeling of pleasure, of joy, of delights, gratification, fulfillment, satisfaction and sense of achievement in every capacity that is you.
Yes there are some disappointments to life. Yes, there will be some more disappointing moments to life, but then what would satisfaction mean or be without also knowing some disappointment? What would success be like, without knowing some struggles or the journey to get there?
Wake up with some pride and be proud that you have been given the opportunity of another day to achieve something more and witness others accomplish more.
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