Daily Archives: August 3, 2010

Ego less to live more

What is the one thing that is stopping you from reaching your desired goals in life?

For many the “ego” is what holds people back from realizing what they want most.   The ego holds people captive of the “I” syndrome, the idea that “I” matter more than anything else, that “I” am the center of the universe, and that the universe revolves around what “I” want.

The ego cripples dreams, desires, hopes and the results people so much want out of life.   The stories of “mega-stars” in the business or sports world all too often splash across the headlines with another story of a roar to the top and the subsequent slide to the bottom.

The power isn’t in how big the ego is, but in how powerful your ability to create opportunities with the intention of serving others becomes.  The drive is creating for others rather than creating for self.   The ego responds to fear, the fear of failure, the fear of success, the fear of being powerless in a world overcome by power and the feeling that “I am not good enough” and reacts to protect the weakness within.

Where is your ego?

“He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still”

Lao Tzu