I am having a conversation about a struggle that a pioneer would have (to be more specific, the status of Medical Sciences Stack Exchange). I want to make this sentence:
I'm saying this not to be __________ to ourselves, but to simply say that these are what every pioneer would have to get with
What would be a suitable word to fill the blank? Being a pioneer you will ultimately have a pride for that, but in this context it's distracting, or even going off the rail. I have thought about "hubris", but it's too strong.
Here is a list of synonyms of "pride": pleasure, joy, delight, gratification, fulfillment, satisfaction, sense of achievement, comfort, content, contentment