Ego Is The Enemy: 9 Powerful Strategies For Taming Your Ego
9 POWERFUL STRATEGIES
Wherever you are, whatever
you're doing, your worst enemy
already lives inside you: Your Ego
EGO IS THE ENEMY
Of what you want...
Of what you have...
Of the difficulties you face...
When you catch yourself pretending
your life is a scene from a movie,
bring yourself back to reality.
There is no audience
to perform for.
There is just work to be done
and lessons to be learned.
As your successes mount,
your ego convinces you that you're
smarter than everyone else.
This is why many people who reach the top
have a sharp and precipitous fall from grace.
BECOME A BEGINNER:
- Pick up an unknown book
- Join a martial arts class
- Learn a musical instrument
Purpose is focussed,
Purpose is deliberate action
taken towards your goal,
day after day,
Passion is the four-thousand-word
manifesto emailed to your
co-workers at 4am.
Passion is Jerry Maguire.
Passion burns hot
and cools quickly.
Leave passion for the amateurs.
Crafting stories from past events is a
very human impulse. It's also dangerous.
Writing our own narrative leads to
arrogance and turns us into caricatures.
Ignore this temptation.
Foster distain for it.
Instead, stay focussed on
executing with excellence.
Shun the false crown.
to be your
But not everyone
When you attempt to do great things
you also run the risk of making mistakes.
This is to be expected.
The problem comes when ego prevents you
from recognizing no-win scenarios.
Ego can't let go.
So it turns bad to worse and
makes temporary setbacks
You must submit to the first rule of holes:
When you find yourself in one, stop digging.
Wherever you go...
Ego Is The Enemy
At Every Step Of The Way.
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