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Ego

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Book: Ego is the enemy
  • A person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance

  • Wants as much credit and attention for the least work

  • To suppress ego, it’s important to resist the temptation to seek recognition before the act.

  • One common case of ego getting in your way is the resistance to do work that you think is beneath you before you’re given higher responsibilities.

  • Causes us to build castles in the sky, i.e. prefer living in our thoughts than engage with the real.

  • Ego wants everything.

    • To realistically achieve things, it’s important to be able to say no.
  • Ego will prevent you from delegating and cause you to micro-manage.

  • Selflessness and humility can temper ego.

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Learning, Book: Extreme Ownership, Stupid Questions, Book: Ego is the enemy, Pride, Castles in the sky,