Be No Ego

By Sam Parker,

Ego can get in the way of everything. Remind yourself (and others) of the fundamentals to less ego, more results, and happier times.

ego: noun > 1. the self 2. an inflated sense of self-significance

To be no ego…

  1. Be humble. Understand you are a (small) part of the world. Service and patience should be your top priorities.
  2. Be teachable. Focus on what you can learn, rather than what you know. Remember that almost everything you learn comes from the work of someone else.
  3. Listen more. Make every effort to truly understand what others are saying (beyond just words). Allow a gap of silence before responding. Ask question (and listen, again).
  4. Appreciate people. Enjoy others’ contributions. Don’t squelch ideas or defend territory. Encourage more.
  5. Relax. Let go of the need to be right or win every time.