When pride destroys a business

Updated: Dec 16, 2019

Does your pride rise you up or enslave you?

Does your pride hold you and your business back?

Does your pride make you uncoachable and doomed to fail?

Let's look at the differences between healthy and unhealthy pride:

  • Healthy pride is when you feel a deep respect for yourself and deserve to be respected by others. Healthy pride is self-worth and dignity. Dignity can live inside us regardless of our successes and failures.

  • Unhealthy pride is when you feel you are more important or better than other people. Unhealthy pride is seeing our personal identity only through the lens of our achievements. To feel pride people must achieve bigger and better things.

  • Unhealthy pride holds us back from listening and learning from those who could make us and our businesses better. Unhealthy pride is the evil voice that whispers in our ear telling us we are invincible and know everything.

Here are five tips to help re-learn what healthy pride looks and feel like:

#1. Get a coach or mentor – (Are you coachable?) A coach or mentor can guide you by:

  • Helping you get out of your head and see the world from a new perspective

  • Helping you open locked doors by developing new resources

  • Increasing visibility, impact, & credibility

  • Helping you serve more of the right people who need your talents now

#2. Honesty, Humility, Honor, & Humor – The most important things we need to change, require changes in our behavior. The longest journey in the world is from our head to our heart.

  • Realize that perfection is a lie - Nothing is “perfect” including you

  • Stop criticizing - Stop judging

  • Celebrate improvements no matter how small

  • Laugh and make others laugh