Pride can be a double edged sword. We should take pride in our achievements and our proper conduct, but we must take care that our pride does not turn into false vanity.
As Sensei observed …
Wildflowers are neither vain nor haughty, neither jealous nor servile.
Living in accord with their unique mission, characterizing the Buddhist principle of the equality of cherry, peach, plum, and damson blossoms, they neither envy other flowers nor belittle themselves.
They take pride in their individuality, knowing that each is a flower with a bloom like no other. Even the prettiest and most delicate wildflowers are by no means weak. They may seem fragile, but they are strong, unperturbed by rain or wind.