“Earn the right to be proud and confident.” John Wooden
There is a difference between being proud and being vain. When you are proud, you take pride in the hard work you have done and the obstacles you have overcome. There is nothing wrong with being proud of yourself. When you begin to think that you are better than others, then you become vain. This isn’t good. We are all on different journeys. We all have different strengths and weaknesses. We all have different obstacles to overcome. Don’t judge yourself against anyone else. Compare where you are now to where you started, and where you want to be. Be proud of your progress. Celebrate your achievements. Never gloat.