The fourth rule of being a man is:
Be proud of who you are
If you’re doing the right thing and you’re being the kind of person you’d be proud of and you’re acting in a way that you’d be proud of if other people saw and knew what you’re thinking then don’t be afraid to be proud of yourself.
In fact, you should be proud of yourself.
So go ahead and be proud of who you are.
Being proud of who you are, what you believe in, what you stand up for, and how far you’ve come are good things.
Be proud of what you’ve overcome and what you’ve accomplished in your life.
Be proud of the positive things in your life.
There’s nothing wrong with being proud of the things that are good.
Being proud of the positive things in your life is good for your self-esteem. It’s also beneficial because it reinforces doing good things you can be proud of. When you do the things that aren’t easy but are worth doing and when you have the patience and persistence to reap the rewards of your sustained efforts, then one of your rewards is earning the right to be proud of your efforts, your character, and your results.
It’s also good to be proud of standing up for what you believe is right. Standing up for your beliefs is a powerful core element of being a man.
So take the time to reflect on who you are and how far you’ve come.
Make a list of all the positive things such as growth you’ve experienced, rewards you’ve earned, strengths, positive character traits, accomplishments, and things others look up to.
Then consider being proud of the ones that mean the most to you.
After all, there’s only one you. So be positive, stand up for what you believe in, act in a ways you’d be proud to have other people see, think in ways you’d be proud if other people knew.
And then be proud of yourself.
– Weston Henry
Are you proud of who you are?
How could your life be better if you were consciously proud of who you are?