To get out of your own way you first stop and take some deep breaths, and reflect on what is bothering you in the moment. “Am I trying too hard or just wanting to make something happen?” Can I ” ClueSo” it! (like the detective). There are usually many things to investigate! But when this happens you go right to the short cut , the culprit (?) Yes you guessed it, PRIDE. Yes, to get the Ego out of the way, you have to get your Pride out of the way. As Sherlock Holmes would say “Elementary my dear boy(girl)” but not always an easy task! But when tackled; you can get out of your own way. Once it is exposed, you can just say: “You’re outta here!” By the way, don’t forget to laugh at you when it is all over!
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Believe it or not, we feel, the answer is – a little of both! Our Ego has a purpose to help identify our unique person from others, so we can actually function in our identify. So, it “needs” you, because are it’s purpose. Like a finger does not need to do anything, but it needs to be the finger when it needs to pick something up. It cannot just be the hand. That would be to clumsey fo the small detail items. However, if the finger were to decide to tell the hand when and where to move, with nothing to pick up, that would be counter productive – a hand moving around just to please the finger. Well, you get it. when our Ego wants to define what we do just to position itself for attentoin or getting in the lime light, that is when we DON’T need that much ego.
Do you have some expamples where you found your ego trying to position itself – and it backfired? Or a more easy to share experience might be when you caught that desire to shine for shining sake, and held our tongue or did not try to prove you were right – and found fulfillment in a successful happy ending. This is a work in progress, since many people are catching the tricky side of the ego, and learning to be a better team member. We are looking forward to hearing your challenges and successes! Also, go to our facebook site: www.facebook.com/Take-the-e-out-of-ego-go and share your experiences. Thanks!
Ok. how? Where to start. Yes getting Pride out of the way is a good staring point. Where you go from here is up to you. Be the master of your own CHOICE’S and set your path to remove your road blocks to success. . Have you thought that you couldn’t call someone because you thought they were unaccessible? Really all you had to do is pick up the phone and call them. Was pride in the way? I have to remind myself all the time to not be self conscious, or turn myself down before I even make the call.
As you read “Take the “E” out Ego & Go!” find your personal triggers and give yourself permission to develop your mature side to your Ego and get th big E (energy) out of the way; and enjoy the adventure.