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Ego is the Enemy

Ego is the Enemy

by Ryan Holiday

 

– Your worst enemy is that which lives inside of you, your ego.

– Ego is the sense of superiority that goes beyond ability or talent.

– Some learn humility and some choose ego.

– Impressing people is much different from being impressive.

– Having a position of authority is much different from being in authority.

– Are you being selfish or selfless?

– To become great and stay great, athletes and professionals know that they must have a coach. You have to keep learning to become better and stay better.

– It requires humility to being an eternal student. You can’t learn anything if you think you know everything.

– Most people forget about those that cleared the way for them.

– Arrogance is a lie because it makes you think that you are better than you really are.

– You can’t make a reputation on what you are going to do.

– We think if we are humble, we’ll finish last and be walked all over.

– Ego makes one think they are better and the rules don’t apply to you.

– Genghis Khan was one of the greatest warriors, and much was because he learned from everyone and therefore became better.

– Be a student; every situation has a lesson to teach you.

– Amateurs stays the same but a professional learns and becomes better.

– It’s not about beating the other guy but being the best you possible.

– Ego says you need everything and there’s no stop to what you’ll do or how much you should get.

– Ego is our own worst enemy, it hurts us and those around us.

– Ego needs honor, recognition and titles; confidence can wait and go without.

– Ego tells us that meaning comes from activity.

– We say we have to stand up for ourselves, but do we really need to do that?

– The bigger the ego, the harder you’ll fall.

– Ego feels that it needs to be in control and has to measure up to what everyone thinks you are, but it end sup destroying.

– Ego is a haze that disconnects us from reality. It makes us think we know everything so there’s no room for growth.

– Every day you will face failure, success or inspiration… and ego is almost always present.

– We should want to be better, but not at the price of being motivated by ego.

– Ego makes you think that being successful in one area makes you successful in every area, so everything you touch turns into gold. But this mindset will be your ruin.

Jeffrey Bush

Jeff Bush became the General Director of Vision Baptist Mission in May 2012. Prior to this assignment the Bush family faithfully served the Lord for 8 years in Argentina, South America. During their time in Argentina, God blessed their efforts resulting in five churches, a radio ministry, and a Bible college to train those called to the ministry.

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