Thursday, June 23, 2011

Pride is the fastest way to lose the race

rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride.”

Why do you think we hold onto our pride until the very last second? Do we do in order to feel like we have asserted ourselves to the utmost degree and that no one can tell us what to do? Do we do it because we are afraid of what we might find if we humble ourselves and take a long look in the mirror? 

It's good to have some pride in yourself but too much pride can cause you to lose the things you care most of in your life just to prove a point. Maybe someone has wronged you, maybe you're frustrated with the way things have been going lately. Maybe, you're just plain stubborn. Maybe, just are just trying to make a point. Whatever your reasoning is for being too proud to admit you may have been in the wrong.. let it go. You might be asking right now, well why would I just let it go? It'll show that I'm weak. I'm not saying to be a pushover, I'm saying to save yourself the hurt. 

Think about it. You get into a fight with a husband, wife, brother, sister, boyfriend, girlfriend. You both said or done things that may have been hurtful, so you storm off vowing not to talk to this person until they come and make peace with you first. At the end of the day, how are you feeling? Is your pride keeping you warm at night? No, didn't think so. Sometimes we think it's better to hold onto mistakes and hurts, because 'at least I'll still have my pride', but to what cost? Losing a friend? Losing a love? Just in the name of a point? It just doesn't make any sense. 

Realize the freedom you'll have when you're not holding onto negativity.  Accept it into your life as something to inspire you to do better, be better, live and love. 

Love, is louder.

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