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Preslav Rachev
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My Ego Is My Enemy. Your Ego Is Your Enemy.

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We think of ego as the overblown sense of self-importance, but it is way worse.

Ego is the voice that tells you to stick to the familiar, avoid risks, and be skeptical of change. It’s the mental construct that says, “I’ve got this figured out,” when, in fact, you don’t.

Ego convinces you that staying in your comfort zone guarantees safety, but stagnation is the real danger.

Ego tells you you’re better than others, so you don’t need to adapt or learn.

Ego says you already know enough.

Ego tells you that asking for help is a sign of weakness.

Acknowledge that you don’t have all the answers. Let go of your desire to control every aspect of your life. Your ego isn’t just an annoying character trait; it’s a saboteur. It promises security while delivering stagnation and offers superiority at the cost of growth. The antidote is a blend of humility and self-awareness. These qualities don’t make you weak; they make you adaptable, and in a world that’s constantly changing, adaptability is your most vital asset.

Ego Is the Enemy
Many 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.

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