Are you able to celebrate the success of others?
Do you feel better when another struggles or fails?
How quickly can you apologize when you are wrong?
How quickly are you willing to accept the apology of another?
I am blessed to be married to a very intelligent and capable manager/problem solver. When I bounce my thoughts or ideas off of her she often identifies the flaws in them and offers better ideas. I should be thankful for that but that is not always my initial reaction. Often I find myself initially feeling defensive or resentful toward her and he suggestions.
When that happens that is pride manifesting itself in me.
The proper response is to listen and process her thoughts because I know she is wanting to be helpful. I must humbly learn from her and become a better leader and thinker.
So, I ask you again, how does pride manifest itself in your life?
What will you do about it?