Ryan Holiday on Ego
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“Ego is the enemy of what you want and of what you have: Of mastering a craft. Of real creative insight. Of working well with others. Of building loyalty and support. Of longevity. Of repeating and retaining your success. It repulses advantages and opportunities. It’s a magnet for enemies and errors.” ― Ryan Holiday
We like to believe we are the exception, not the rule... but ego fools us all.
But when you zoom out and examine the ego at work, it becomes clear how counter-productive it is. As the quote above outlines, it has very few redeeming qualities.
Humility is difficult, but the best path for long-term happiness and success.
Where is your ego getting in the way? Drop it today.
About the creator 👤
Ryan Holiday is an American author, modern Stoic, public-relations strategist, bookstore owner and host of the podcast The Daily Stoic. He is a former director of marketing for American Apparel.
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