BE PROUD Challenge

A tool to boost self-confidence


Download our DIY mini notepad, put it on your child's bedside table with a pencil and encourage him to find 1 thing to write down every day for 1 or 2 weeks. 

This exercise is great to build self-esteem and confidence.

The latest scientific research shows that well-used pride is one of the best ways to boost our willpower [1]. Pride is an inner feeling of legitimate self-satisfaction. It marks satisfaction with the personal investment that is responsible for our success. Being proud means making an effort. Studies show that it is better to be proud of having successfully exercised our free will, to control ourselves, than to feel proud of the immediate result. Training to feel proud regularly is therefore an asset to boost your self-esteem and state of mind.

What can we be proud of?

It could be helping someone, giving someone time, working hard, persevering, tasting something you don't like, having a result that reflects your efforts, trying something new, having found a solution alone, having failed and tried again…

There are so many things that can bring us this feeling of pride. We must recognize them to properly "anchor" them, so as to increase our self esteem.

Click on the image below to download your challenge

[1] Affective Forecasting and Self-Control: When Anticipating Pride Wins Over Anticipating Shame in a Self-Regulation ContextJournal of Consumer Psychology, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2009, Vanessa Patrick and Al.

[2] Pride and Regulatory Behavior: The Influence of Appraisal Information and Self-Regulatory GoalsAnthony Salerno, Juliano Laran, Chris Janiszewski, 2015

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