I really feel like I'm finally coming into my own. The other day, I was talking with a friend of mine, and she rather bad about how little I get out of the house right now. I responded by saying, of course it's frustrating that I don't have much of a social life, however, I am taking steps to change that.
I have come a long way, matured and grown in the past few years. I'm no longer the scared, sad, little boy, who felt like his obstacles were insurmountable. I've always had high hopes and big dreams, but I never had any concrete ways of achieving my goals until now.
I learned something very important during my conversation with my friend, and that is to acknowledge your achievements. A healthy dose of pride is good for the soul!
The ego and pride have bad reps. The ego is the sense of self, and the definition of pride is as follows; A feeling of pleasure from one's own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is associated, or from qualities or possessions.
Now, I'm in no way advocating arrogance and egotism, but I am a fervent advocate of self worth and empowerment.