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Yes, I Can!: Using Visualization To Achieve Your Goals by Robin Nixon

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21

Taking Pride

Be modest! It is the kind of pride least likely to offend.

– Jules Renard

In this chapter you will:

  • appreciate the need for taking pride in the right things
  • understand the power of properly directed praise
  • learn how to prevent your ego twisting pride into hubris

They say that pride comes before a fall, but that’s a different kind of pride to the positive pride promoted in this chapter. The negative kind of pride is better known as hubris, which means extreme haughtiness, pride or arrogance, and often indicates a loss of contact with reality and an overestimation of a person’s competence or capabilities – particularly when the person has a position of power.

It’s a shame that in the English language the word pride has taken ...

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