10 Reasons to Be Proud of Yourself Exactly as You Are

It’s so easy to beat up on ourselves.  Many of us spend a lot of time thinking about the things we’ve done wrong, the mistakes that we’ve made or how we haven’t yet achieved all of the things that we want to achieve.  Although we understand logically that we will never be “perfect,” we still fault ourselves for our imperfections.  However, despite having a few inevitable flaws, there are so many reasons to be proud of yourself exactly as you are.

With this in mind, when you feel the urge to criticize yourself, take a moment to remember all of the reasons why you are a great person who is worthy of love and respect.  In hard times, sometimes a boost of self-confidence may be exactly what you need. Though you might find it easy to beat up on yourself when things aren’t going your way, self-criticism won’t make life any easier or solve any problems.  Believing in your greatness is what inspires you to find solutions and make things better.

So here are a few reasons to be proud of yourself right now.  Remember these things the next time you’re feeling down, or simply want to inspire yourself!

Reasons to Be Proud of Yourself

  1. You’ve survived everything life has thrown at you, and some of it has been really, really tough.
  2. You’ve learned a lot in your lifetime, and you’ve gotten better and better at a lot of things.
  3. You’ve helped other people.
  4. You’ve made other people smile.
  5. You’ve inspired other people (whether you realize it or not!)
  6. You have a unique set of skills and talents, and there are some things that you do better than just about anyone.
  7. You’ve done some great things in your life, and you’ve had some achievements that you’re really proud of.
  8. You still have accomplishments ahead of you to look forward to.
  9. You’ve never stopped dreaming, and you’ve always kept reaching for more.
  10. The world wouldn’t be the same without you and you’ve had a significant impact on all of humanity.  Every single action that you’ve ever taken in life has had an effect on the rest of us.

So the next time you feel down in the dumps, remember these reasons to be proud of yourself.  Build yourself up, because you deserve to be treated with respect by everyone, especially yourself.

You are a powerful force in the universe.  Believe in your greatness, and be proud of who you are!

Do you like these reasons to be proud of yourself? Find more inspiration for a happier, healthier and more prosperous life on my blog or Facebook page!  You can also find me on Twitter (@Vibration1111) or Instagram (@andrea.11.11).


Photo by Marco Paköeningrat. Some Rights Reserved.  This image has been cropped and resized.



  • Pasek
    Posted September 20, 2015 6:27 pm 0Likes

    Wow.. i feel bless reading this article.. thank you so much. Greetings from Bali Indonesia. Terima Kasih 🙂

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted September 21, 2015 7:12 am 0Likes

    Thank you so much Pasek! I appreciate your comment. All the best to you, Andrea 🙂

  • Alejandra
    Posted November 16, 2015 10:34 pm 0Likes

    This is a great article and I feel so much better about myself after reading this. God Bless.

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted November 17, 2015 10:59 am 0Likes

    Thank you Alejandra-much appreciated! 🙂

  • Anonymous
    Posted January 18, 2016 12:47 pm 0Likes

    Superb,I am feeling positive vibes just after reading it.
    Mukul Verma from INDIA

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted January 18, 2016 8:56 pm 0Likes

    Thank you Mukul! I really appreciate your kind words. Best wishes to you. -Andrea 🙂

  • Sol
    Posted May 15, 2016 8:39 pm 0Likes

    I was feeling bad and jut googled “be proud of yourself”. I feel so much better now, thank you.

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted May 16, 2016 10:09 am 0Likes

    Thank you Sol- So glad you found my article and even happier it resonated with you 🙂 XO, Andrea

  • Memory CJ
    Posted December 14, 2016 11:18 am 0Likes

    Wow,thanks A Lot Andrea,,i Can Now Proudly Say Am Proud Of My Self!

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted December 14, 2016 3:19 pm 0Likes

    Thanks for the positive feedback Memory CJ! <3

  • chelangat
    Posted December 19, 2016 5:08 pm 0Likes

    thanks Andrea feeling so blessed and inspired after reading your article. .receive greetings from Kenya ( Africa)

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted December 19, 2016 8:44 pm 0Likes

    Thank you Chelangat:) Much appreciated!

  • Philip Ceric
    Posted February 26, 2017 9:32 pm 0Likes

    Thank you very much, Andrea. This really is a big help :). I was feeling really bad about myself lately.

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted February 27, 2017 10:14 am 0Likes

    I’m glad you enjoyed it Philip:) Best wishes to you as you progress onward and upward. XO, Andrea

  • john son
    Posted March 6, 2017 8:12 am 0Likes

    thank you who wrote this … it helped me very much

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted March 6, 2017 9:52 am 0Likes

    Glad to hear it John! 🙂

  • Anonymous
    Posted April 7, 2017 11:30 am 0Likes

    Very inducing article…..thank you so much … I feel very blessed after reading this..

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted April 7, 2017 11:42 am 0Likes

    Thanks Anonymous! <3

  • Anonymous
    Posted June 16, 2017 10:42 am 0Likes

    i will try my best, I am confused, and I like to do this

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted June 17, 2017 5:01 am 0Likes

    <3 <3 <3

  • Cristofer
    Posted July 23, 2017 11:41 am 0Likes

    I definitely feel amazing after reading this, and the best yet is that this is all true. Thank you so much for sharing with us things that make us realize how happy we can be if we appreciate ourselves.

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted July 23, 2017 4:15 pm 0Likes

    So glad you liked it Cristofer <3

  • Anonymous
    Posted September 6, 2017 12:07 am 0Likes

    Thanks for writing this – it made a big difference for me today 🙂

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted September 6, 2017 10:20 am 0Likes

    I am glad to hear it Anonymous <3

  • Shweta Patil
    Posted November 30, 2017 2:23 am 0Likes

    Nothing is their to worry as I Found but still I am Crying I Don’t Know why I am doing good job everything I have But something I am Missing
    But thank you Andrea Schulman by sharing some good things to us for feel proud

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted November 30, 2017 11:48 am 0Likes

    It’s ok to cry:) Crying is a releasing of resistance. XO

  • Arthasastha
    Posted December 10, 2017 1:22 am 0Likes

    I feel better after reading this article. It reminds me alot good things that I have ever made to others without any reason. I just want to do it. Greetings from North Sumatera, Mauliate (Thanks in Bataknese)

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted December 10, 2017 12:30 pm 0Likes

    Thank you for the positive feedback Arthasastha! <3

  • David
    Posted January 3, 2018 5:16 pm 0Likes

    Great pos! I was searching a reason for loving self more, and you made that happen. Thank you. You can also check my blog, hope it will help some needy people http://www.blissfulyear.com
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  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted January 3, 2018 6:02 pm 0Likes

    Thanks David, I believe the theme is BeTheme 🙂

  • Adelaida crowe
    Posted March 14, 2018 11:51 am 0Likes

    Hi dear Andrea , my name is Adelaida Crowe. I was questioning myself what kind of stuff that I did to be proud of myself. Kind
    Of funny but I read my horoscope. Said that I notice My own stuff and need to be proud Myself. For who I am.i was confused so I searching on the internet what is the meaning about stuff . So I remember I helping peoples to keep their married because of their kids need both parents to be their of them a happy family I did.also I teaching peoples how to drive a car so easy for them to go to work or dropping their in the school..If i have money in My wallet I gave a homeless etc .,. I am divorce I make and survived a difficult life was arrived with me
    Until I got bypassed of heard because of stressed I have in
    Life but I am still alive and I am very kind and caring person I rescue birds got hurts and cats too. Giving them food even do I have no
    Much money but I try my best to find their food and water. I am also trying myself to get up because I lost my house for divorce and car. It was bearly to survived myself but I made it my daughter graduate of college and my adapted daughter will graduate this years 2018 and her sister as a downsymdrom I
    Put in the mentors . Right I rest
    Myself from bypassed of heart to be better myself. Now , since I found your explaination about how to be proud myself I understand not
    To put Myself loser Person I need to be proud the stuff that I did my
    Life to be stronger to be brave myself. thank you so much Andrea for the explainstiond how to be proud thank you again. Adelaida crowe

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted March 14, 2018 12:52 pm 0Likes

    Thanks for your kind words and for sharing your story Adelaida!

  • Anonymous
    Posted August 12, 2018 11:06 pm 0Likes

    Nah idk all about this

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted August 13, 2018 10:28 am 0Likes

    Hmm Anonymous, why withhold love from yourself? You deserve it.

  • Tammy Odom
    Posted August 22, 2018 7:16 am 0Likes

    I love this

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted August 23, 2018 10:42 am 0Likes

    Thanks Tammy 🙂

  • Karuna
    Posted October 20, 2018 11:37 am 0Likes

    Nice 👌 article

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted October 20, 2018 3:24 pm 0Likes

    Thanks Karuna 🙂

  • Samarthya
    Posted January 24, 2019 12:23 pm 0Likes

    I like it very much 👍👍👍👍👍 ANDREA FROM INDIA.

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted January 24, 2019 8:58 pm 0Likes

    Thanks Samarthya:)

  • Kashvi
    Posted July 5, 2019 10:28 am 0Likes

    Wonderfup Article Andrea! This literally made my day!! 😊

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted July 5, 2019 10:30 am 0Likes

    Thanks Kashvi 🙂

  • Anonymous
    Posted September 30, 2019 11:27 am 0Likes

    Good written, it inspired me allot

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted October 1, 2019 10:15 am 0Likes

    Thanks Anonymous!

  • Jessamae
    Posted November 13, 2019 4:31 pm 0Likes

    What an inspiring article! I love it.

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted November 14, 2019 1:06 pm 0Likes

    Thanks Jessamae!

  • Dan Phipps
    Posted March 11, 2020 6:05 pm 0Likes

    Very true. You can be proud of yourself just by recognising the positive impact you’ve made on those around you. Stay blessed everyone, and have a great day !

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted March 12, 2020 2:12 pm 0Likes

    Thanks Dan!

  • Anonymous
    Posted September 17, 2020 10:08 am 0Likes

    Thank you very much to this.. Thisa motivates me more in life❤❤

  • Anonymous
    Posted September 17, 2020 10:10 am 0Likes

    Thank you for this… This motivate me more in Life ❤❤. Because I’m now struggling on Depression

  • Andrea Schulman
    Posted September 17, 2020 12:09 pm 0Likes

    You are most welcome Anonymous 🙂

  • Anonymous
    Posted January 25, 2021 6:58 am 0Likes

    This helped me a lot!!♥️

    Posted February 22, 2021 8:16 am 0Likes

    Thanks Andrea for inspiring me.i feel uplifted.

  • Jimmy
    Posted March 21, 2021 8:49 pm 0Likes

    Love this thank you for the positivity.

  • Nancy Perkins
    Posted September 22, 2021 5:18 pm 0Likes

    Thanks for sharing this article. I feel so much better about myself reading this. I have had a hard time recently lost my loved one of 36 years in February this year 2021. I have not been sure how to pick up my life and continue days are so long I just don’t know sometimes what to do, because when my love was with me we did everything together. For the first time today I managed to get out of the apartment and go to the elderly center in my town to sign up for a Basic Drawing Class, I feel happy and have achieved the first step I believe to the road in my life as a single person. It still will be hard on days, but I can keep your site to look back on.

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