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Ego Is The Enemy: 9 Powerful Strategies For Taming Your Ego


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Adapted from "Ego Is The Enemy" by Ryan Holiday

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Ego Is The Enemy: 9 Powerful Strategies For Taming Your Ego

  2. 2. Wherever you are, whatever you're doing, your worst enemy already lives inside you: Your Ego
  3. 3. EGO IS THE ENEMY Of what you want... Of what you have... Of the difficulties you face...
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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 The Antidote?
  6. 6. Purpose is focussed, driven, undaunted. Purpose is deliberate action taken towards your goal, day after day, ad-infinitum. PURPOSE Passion is the four-thousand-word manifesto emailed to your co-workers at 4am. Passion is Jerry Maguire. Passion burns hot and cools quickly. PASSION Leave passion for the amateurs.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. You need to be your harshest critic. Anyone can Win. But not everyone reaches their full potential.
  9. 9. 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 permanent failures. You must submit to the first rule of holes: When you find yourself in one, stop digging.
  10. 10. Wherever you go... Whatever you're working towards... Ego Is The Enemy At Every Step Of The Way. Get more from Ryan at PURCHASE THE BOOK