- a business
- a gang
- a tower
- a romp
- a prickle
- a covey
- a pride
- a streak
- a pod
- a pack
- a team
- a crash
If you selected answer number seven, congratulations, you are correct. And that’s what this post is about: the word pride.
This morning, my client and I discussed at length the word pride and how his pride kept him from reaching out to others, how his pride got in the way of asking for help and how his pride stopped him from talking to certain people that might offer ideas, tips, support, leads, and comfort during his time of transition.
Pride – the kind that stalls you, stymies you and keeps you stuck in a rut. Pride – the kind that stops you from doing what you know you need to do to move on and move forward.
I invited him to write the word pride on a piece of paper for our on-the-spot activity.
I then asked him a series of questions which required a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response. Some of the questions are listed here:
Does pride put bread and butter on your table? His answer: NO
Does pride pay your bills? His answer: NO
Does pride provide you with job leads? NO
Does pride help you connect with others? NO
After a series of ‘no’ responses, my client came to the conclusion that it doesn’t make much sense to let pride get in the way of getting on down the road to a new future, a new job and a new year.
Pride is a powerful narcotic, but it doesn't do much for the auto-immune system. ~ Stuart Stevens