What are some ways you can take pride in your profession? Be accountable to your company and the customer. Work hard, show initiative, and be persistent. Operate with integrity and ethics. Maintain a professional attitude. Keep a positive and confident self-image. Be resourceful in finding prospects and solving problems. Have a sense of responsibility for your company and customers. Reach out to tackle new challenges. According to Margaret Thatcher, "Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the high road to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction."