For some unknown reason people tend to believe that having confidence and being egotistical is the same, negative trait. Personally I think categorizing confidence in a negative light can diminish a person from the accomplishments they have already made.
Whether people love him or hate him (and he gets a lot of hate) no one can argue that Kayne West is one of the most successful artists of the generation. He is a rapper, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, entrepreneur and in just the past decade he has put out 16 albums. He also married into one of the most famous families in America. I'm referring to the Kardashian Clan of course. He lives his life as if other people's opinions do not even exist. His success speaks for him.
So now why can't I be proud of something that I created? Show it to the world and let the praise shower down on me like I deserve! In today's society humbleness is praised above all else. However, what that has turned into is turning down compliments and faking discomfort to try and hide pride in ones work. Seems stupid and counterproductive to me. In a world where everything is criticized it almost feels like no one can feel any sort of positive way about themselves. For any critique we hear we must change ourselves and any positive praise we must act like we don't deserve it! So I petition that we stop with the faux humbleness and start having confidence like Kanye. It seemed to work quite well for him.
Or if you hate Kanye try listening to Dr. Seuss, everybody loves him.