Psychology behind acceptable pride
Pride have been notoriously known for the death of many opportunities people could have had. However, not all pride is bad. Some pride is actually acceptable.
If you feel cocky or conceited about what you’re going to do, then that’s pride you should not have. But if you are feeling cocky because of what you have done, in comparisons to the best competition, then it’s okay.
Michael Jordan was really cocky and had a lot of pride. But he worked harder than anyone on the court and in games, he sometimes single handedly destroyed teams.
Ronnie Coleman, professional bodybuilder, known for lifting heavy weight calling it “lightweight”. However, whenever showtime came to present the bodies in front of a panel of judges, he was blowing guys away. So when you actually have put in the work already and proven your worth. That pride is acceptable.