Ego Is the Enemy
by Ryan Holiday
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"Saved my life and pulled me out of one of the lowest points in my life"
Downgrading your perceptions of your own talents is one of the most difficult things to do in life, but also a crucial component of mastery
Passion is no substitute for mastery, purpose and discipline.
Passion is about you. Purpose is about others and what you want to create for them. Choose purpose.
Take clear, iterative steps towards your goals, leveraging every step of the way. Avoid manifestos, epiphanies that emphasise grandeur and bravado over results and progress.
What we need is not passion, but clear purpose and realism.
Be a lot less. Do a lot more.
It does not degrade you when others treat you poorly. It degrades them.
Do the right thing. Whether the right results follow or not is not in your hands.
When you let your ego take over, every single interaction, even the benign ones - have the potential to be taken as slights. Those who have subdued the ego understands that they are the only ones who can slight themselves.
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Minute Inc. 2017