Keep it in check, but let it fuel you inside.
When legit and from real work, effort, and struggle, there are few things that will fortify your self-worth and esteem. Store up those feelings to help carry you in difficult times.
That sort of pride is your armor, your shield. When you’ve worked hard and long day in and day out, let the pride in that effort stand on its own. Keep it safe and use it to your full advantage. It is powerful.
That said, do not allow your ego and pride to lead the way. Remain humble. Be open to learning and lessons and new ways.
Take root in the knowledge that there will always be those lesser, and greater than you. Celebrate your accomplishments, no matter how modest. Your effort when sincere and at full measure, speaks for itself.
Keep going forward. Be proud.