25 Ways To Kill The Toxic Ego That Will Ruin Your Life
- Adopt the beginner’s mindset.
- Focus on the effort — not the outcome.
- Choose purpose over passion.
- Shun the comfort of talking and face the work.
- Kill your pride before you lose your head.
- Stop telling yourself a story — there is no grand narrative.
- Learn to manage (yourself and others).
What is a toxic ego?
So I prefer Ryan Holiday’s definition: the toxicity of self-absorption. An inflated ego presses up against your soul’s optic nerve and makes you see the world differently. An inflated ego makes you think, say and do stupid things.
How do you keep your ego under control?
How to keep your ego in check so you can keep developing
- Do not interrupt others.
- Really focus on understanding the other person.
- Suspend judgment.
- Do not think about your response while the other person is still talking.
- Do not automatically advocate your views in your first response.
- Ask questions to make sure you understand the other person.
What is your ego?
ego. Your ego is your conscious mind, the part of your identity that you consider your “self.” If you say someone has “a big ego,” then you are saying he is too full of himself.
How do I know I have ego?
Here are 9 signs your ego is in control of your life:
- Too much is never enough.
- Disliking when people succeed.
- Redirecting the attention back to you.
- Constantly comparing yourself.
- Craving respect and recognition.
- Always being defensive.
- Rarely (if ever) helping others.
- Setting unattainable goals.