Ego is the Enemy

Ego is the enemy — giving us wicked feedback, disconnected from reality. It’s defensive, precisely when we cannot afford to be defensive. It blocks us from improving by telling us that we don’t need to improve. Then we wonder why we don’t get the results we want, why others are better and why their success is more lasting.

Ryan Holiday

The ego — the part of your brain that feels an offense, that holds a grudge for a wrongdoing — is your biggest obstacle to peace of mind, to growth, and to being a positive influence in the lives of those around you.

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The Horse and the Rider

“Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called ‘ego’.”

~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The unrestrained ego is the biggest obstacle to achievement and peace of mind, the two things people most want in life. Not only is the unrestrained ego bigger than most obstacles one encounters in life, the unrestrained ego often creates obstacles that would not exist if one had control over it.

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