Pride, like most things, is really only bad in excess. When you are so full of pride that you refuse to admit being wrong about something, even when to everyone else it's obvious, there is a problem. Take pride in yourself, but don't do it to an extent that makes you foolish.
Pride can be a good thing that still commeth before the fall. It could be said of soldiers that courage commeth before death as many have stormed beaches and hills to their slaughter. This doesn't mean that courage necessitates death. And even if one could say that their courage was one variable that caused their death, we wouldn't say that soldiers should abandon courage.
Maintain pride, avoid arrogance, and don't worry about the fall because there is a lot more behind it than your pride.