Ego refers to a person’s sense of self-importance. To be egotistical is to have an inflated view of your self-importance, you are better than everyone else. You might express this egotism by constantly reminding your friends that you have a magnificent mind.
Yes, our ego is one of our greatest mental enemies in life.
“It is the fact that History is also made by individuals who fought their egos at every turn, and who put their higher goals above their desire for recognition.
- The ego stops me from recognizing when I am wrong.
- It stops me from apologizing.
- We realized that in our careers, ego is the barrier to learning and talent cultivation.
- It can blind us to our faults and create future problems.
- In failure, it magnifies each blow and makes recovery more difficult.”
- Our ego is an “unhealthy belief in our own importance — the need to be better than, more than, recognized far past any reasonable utility.
Many of us are ‘egomaniacs,’ and ego is at the root of almost every conceivable problem and obstacle,
That’s why it is important to set aside our ego for the betterment of our future life.
Of course, setting aside our ego is difficult.
But we can do so with the help of some activity called, “the Ego Exercise”.
It helps us to separate our egos and put us on the path to success.
Fortunately, the Ego Exercise has allowed me to improve as a Blogger, a writer and a speaker, and a friend.
That’s why I would like to share these tips with you all.
Yes, it’s also an exercise that can benefit you right now.
Here’s how to do the full version of the Ego Exercise.
It takes just three simple steps:
1. Find someone you trust, admire, and respect. That can be your mentor.
2. Ask them to share what they believe to be your 2 or 3 biggest strengths.
3. Then, ask them to share your 2 or 3 biggest weaknesses and how you can improve.
Of course, It is a bit difficult to find an honest mentor that wants to do this for you. But we will have to find that.
From this exercise, It has been discovered that there are 2 universal strengths and 2 universal weaknesses that exist in nearly every ambitious person.
While going through this exercise, we should not regret or guilty about our weaknesses. Instead, celebrate your strengths and take action to improve.
That’s the secret to turning the pain of the Ego Exercise into improved personal performance. Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight.
1) Your Persistence :
You never give up. The world has thrown everything at you: Heartbreak, chaos, tragedy, career and business setbacks, and daily obstacles. But you’ve never given up.
Each day, you wake up and you take on the world. You often do it alone.
The world will never extinguish the fight and fire within you and people noticed it. You can motivate others with your action.
2. Your Generosity:
Once someone said, “You cannot out-give the universe.” Well, if anyone’s tried, it’s you. Your heart shines through in good times and in bad. You’re always there for everyone.
You have nurtured so many people and helped them grow.
You’ve been there when their lives were falling apart, when their businesses and marriages were failing, and when they were ready to quit. YOU played a huge role in turning them around.
No one has ever thanked you enough for all that you’ve done. You are the catalyst for change that so many of us needed in our lives.
So let me be the first to thank you — on behalf of everyone.
THANK YOU for being so generous with your time, your energy, your strength, and your love. The world is lucky to have you.
I could spend hours talking about your strength, loyalty, commitment, honesty, and generosity. But now, it’s time to shift gears and look at how to overcome obstacles — never forgetting the strengths that will support you in the next phase of your journey.
1. You Forget About You:
You’ll do anything to take care of the people around you, but you forget to take care of yourself.
That leaves you tired, unfulfilled, overworked, and with no time to replenish yourself.
This can only go on so long before you crash.
I understand you are physically and emotionally spent after taking care of everyone at home and trying to grow in your career at the same time. But you have to carve out time for yourself.
It is said as the old airplane safety cliché goes, “Adjust your own oxygen mask before helping others.”
2. You Hold Back:
People are out there “crying themselves to sleep” because they don’t have your help. You know it. You’ve heard them. And yet you’re still not being the leader that you can be for your team.
You are handcuffing your personal and professional growth because you aren’t willing to leave your comfort zone. Yes, one can understand that. Most people are scared of making the big leap. But this inability or indecision is creating a hard ceiling on your ability to reach your peak potential.
Yes, you’ll need to go through a short period of discomfort. But nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight.
You need to build your leadership skills through deep, uncomfortable conversations. This will build up you and everyone around you in every area of your life.
3. You Are Being a Pushover:
You’ve done so much great work in your Profession. People owe you. Yet you’re afraid to ask what you are worth. This is holding you back from enjoying the wealth and personal growth you deserve.
When you allow yourself to be treated as a pushover at work and at home, you do not get what you are worth.
Look at those who motivate and inspire you. They aren’t afraid to command their value. You must follow their lead.
This requires you to step up, act with greater confidence, and stop doing free work for friends.
Demand more of yourself and everyone around you will treat you with greater respect. It all starts with you.
You might have read the old saying that life begins at the edge of your comfort zone. But I experience, “Life begins when you set your ego aside.”
A better life awaits you. Set your ego aside and go for it.
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