9 People Share The Things They're Most Proud Of

Remember to give yourself credit.

Sometimes we get so busy celebrating the successes of our friends, family members, and peers, we forget to acknowledge our own personal wins. But giving yourself credit, and being able to receive compliments, is so important as it can help build self-esteem. 

"One of the trickiest aspects of improving self-esteem is that when we feel bad about ourselves we tend to be more resistant to compliments," writes author Guy Winch,. "... Set yourself the goal to tolerate compliments when you receive them, even if they make you uncomfortable ... In time, the impulse to deny or rebuff compliments will fade — which will also be a nice indication your self-esteem is getting stronger."

Recently, one Reddit user asked the online community what they've done that they are genuinely proud of. The question will hopefully prompt you to think back on your own accomplishments, and take note of the last time you celebrated yourself. 

Reading through the thread, it's clear that we should make time to celebrate our wins and allow for others to see them, too. 

"Ran a marathon last year. Lousy time, but I finished," one person writes. 

To which another person responded: "Completing a marathon in ANY time is not lousy at all. The vast majority of people on this planet will never run a marathon in their lives."

Check out some more of our favorite stories in the list below:


1. The person who reached out.

2. The person who made an early payment on a loan.

3. The person who followed their dreams — and paid the rent.

4. The person who learned a new language.

5. The person who worked their way up.

6. The person who stood up for their wife.

7. The person who stood up to bullies.

8. The person who taught their siblings.

9. The parent who taught respect and watched it spread.

Cover photo by dotshock / Shutterstock


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