Ryan Holiday

Ego Is the Enemy

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«While the history books are filled with tales of obsessive, visionary geniuses who remade the world in their image with sheer, almost irrational force, I've found that history is also made by individuals who fought their egos at every turn, who eschewed the spotlight, and who put their higher goals above their desire for recognition.» — from the PrologueMany of us insist the main impediment to a full, successful life is the outside world. In fact, the most common enemy lies within: our ego. Early in our careers, it impedes learning and the cultivation of talent. With success, it can blind us to our faults and sow future problems. In failure, it magnifies each blow and makes recovery more difficult. At every stage, ego holds us back. The Ego is the Enemy draws on a vast array of stories and examples, from literature to philosophy to history. We meet fascinating figures like Howard Hughes, Katharine Graham, Bill Belichick, and Eleanor Roosevelt,…
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    Saken Ililanhat einen Ersteindruck geteiltvor 2 Jahren

    Ego has cost people hundreds of million of dollars , and rolled them back from their goals just as they have achiveed them

    Мариhat einen Ersteindruck geteiltvor 2 Jahren
    🔮Unerwarteter Tiefgang

    The book gives some good insights. Worth reading. It’s also pretty short so it can be read in one sitting.

    Dantehat einen Ersteindruck geteiltvor 25 Tagen
    🔮Unerwarteter Tiefgang


    Rin Arinkahat Zitat gemachtvor 14 Tagen
    “To be or to do? Which way will you go?”
    yoy kulhat Zitat gemachtvor 3 Monaten
    The need to bebetter than, morethan, recognizedfor, far past any reasonable utility—that’s ego.
    Aizhan Seitovahat Zitat gemachtvor 3 Monaten
    With success comes the temptation to tell oneself a story, to round off the edges, to cut out your lucky breaks and add a certain mythology to it all. You know, that arcing narrative of Herculean struggle for greatness against all odds: sleeping on the floor, being disowned by my parents, suffering for my ambition. It’s a type of storytelling in which eventually your talent becomes your identity and your accomplishments become your worth.

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