Is your Ego getting in the way of your progress?
Ego is an interesting thing.
It stops you listening to those who know better and it really hates change.
We’ve all had those times where it has stopped us getting to the next level, be that in work, fitness or any other endeavour, it really is something that we can do without.
Our own ego is incredibly fragile, you can always tell when a persons feels threatened because they will act out in defence, even if the are not a part of the conversation or it wasn’t aimed at them.
After playing devils advocate for enough years I’ve been able to see this happen several times without fail, it’s quite funny to sit back and watch.
You can overcome this evolutionary flaw by doing the following:
– Embrace the fact that it’s your ego thinking, not you.
– Understanding what is going on with your ego (it’s scared of dying).
– Letting go.
The last one is the hardest, if you are asked or told to let go of something have you ever realised or thought “I just can’t do that.” and yet not known why you can’t let go, it’s because of our friend Ego, it wants to hold on to things that is really doesn’t need to.
The next time you struggle to let go or move on, ask yourself this – why is this so important to me?
Chances are the attachment doesn’t really have any base, it just is.
We’ve all been blocked by this little friend of ours, embrace-understand-let go.