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Ego is the Enemy

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Ego is the Enemy. Here's why.

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Ego is the Enemy

  1. Strategies for Overcoming Your Ego to Better Yourself
  2. I should clear up that I am not talking a b o u t t h e E g o . I a m t a l k i n g a b o u t e g o .
  3. Ego is that outsized sense of self- i m p o r t a n c e , t h a t m a l i g n a n t s e l f - a b s o r p t i o n , a b e l i e f t h a t o n e i s s o m e h o w i n h e r e n t l y b e t t e r a n d e n t i t l e d t o m o r e t h a n e v e r y o n e e l s e . I t ’s t h e v o i c e w h i s p e r i n g i n o u r e a r, a l t e r n a t i v e l y, t h a t w e ’ r e i n v i n c i b l e a n d t h a t w e ’ r e a p i e c e o f s h i t w h o s h o u l d m a k e e v e r y o n e p a y.
  4. Ego is tha t toxi c f orce th at makes teamwork, empathy, vulnerability and a r t i s t r y i m p o s s i b l e .
  5. Eg o is th e e n emy o f mas tering a craf t. Ego is th e e n emy o f re al creat iv e insight . Ego is th e e n emy o f wo rking w ell with ot hers. Ego is th e e n emy o f bu i l d i n g loyalt y and support . Ego is the en emy o f re p e a ti n g a nd ret aining your success. Ego is the e n emy o f wh a t yo u want and of what you have.
  6. At any given time in life, people find themselves at one of three stages.
  7. ASPIRE
  8. SUCCESS
  9. FAILURE
  10. ASPIRE
  11. Find a Master. Becom e a Student.
  12. “He was a re all y go od gui tar p l a y e r w h e n h e w a l k e d i n t h e d o o r. He j u s t d i d n ' t l e a r n h o w to play in an environment w h e r e h e l e a r n e d a l l t h e n a m e s a n d h o w t o c o n n e c t e v e r y t h i n g together.” —Joe Sa tria ni
  13. “I t is imp ossib le to le arn that w hi ch o n e t h i n k s t h e y a l r e a d y k n o w.” —Epictetu s
  14. “Ever y man I me et is my ma ster i n som e poi nt, a nd in that I l earn of him. ” —Ralph Waldo Eme rson
  15. THE DANGER OF PRIDE
  16. “The fi rst thi ng, K urnos, which gods b e s t o w o n o n e t h e y w o u l d a n n i h i l a t e , i s p r i d e . ” —Theogn is
  17. SUCCESS
  18. “You’re beco min g who yo u are goi ng to b e a n d s o y o u m i g h t a s w e l l n o t b e a n a s s h o l e . ” —Cheryl St ra yed
  19. “I f I a m no t for m yself who wil l be for me? If I am on ly for mysel f, who am I?” —Hillel
  20. THE INNER SCORECARD
  21. “I t’s ve ry imp ortan t alwa ys to l ive your l i f e b y a n i n n e r s c o r e c a r d , n o t a n o u t e r scor ecard.” —Warren Buffet
  22. FAILURE
  23. “GET YOUR MOT HER and all her friends. They’ll never see a fire like this again.” —THOMAS EDISON
  24. Living Below Your Means
  25. “The mo re you stress ove r b ill s, the mo re d ifficul t it i s to focus o n your g o a l s . T h e c h e a p e r y o u c a n l i v e , t h e g r e a t e r y o u r o p t i o n s . ” —Mark Cuban
  26. MEDITATE ON THE IMMENSITY
  27. It’s not about destroying anything, it’s a b o u t l i b e r a t i n g you to accomplish the w o r l d - c h a n g i n g w o r k y o u ’ r e t r y i n g t o d o .

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