Pride is an amazing emotion!
It can lead individuals and nations to war and destruction and it – the same emotion – can push those same individuals and nations to unimaginable heights.
Pride can also be broken down into a number of categories, for example pride in one self, pride in one’s work, pride in one’s nation and so on.
I do believe that is pride in (a) oneself, (b) pride in one’s work and (c) pride in one’s workmanship that leads to upliftment and a desire to excel.
I for one take great pride in the work SignForce puts out. I feel an immense sense of pride when I drive down a road and can point out the jobs that I know SignForce has completed. My sense of pride is for more than the mere fact that we have successfully completed a job, it is from HOW the work was completed. More than the visible workmanship, the thought processes that have resulted in a successful, brilliant looking sign that makes the people who worked on the sign, the owner and SignForce proud.
A great example is the accompanying photo. A job well done and worth being proud of.