Letting Go Of Ego

Ego is neither bad not goodYour ego feeds your desire to be accepted, acknowledged, loved, and valued born out of your connections with others – society, family and culture. While connections with others is important, it is equally important to connect with the real you rather than a distorted picture that may have been formed by outside influences.
The ego is neither good nor bad. If we identify with the ego, we will be over-powered by the idea of “I” and “mine”, desires, cravings and aversions, and being restless busy with building up a worldly self-image or social status, and getting what we desire, and busy protecting the self-image that we built up for ourselves and protecting all the attachments, possessions and belongings, and be in fear and worry of losing what we think is “I” (that “built” on self-image, self-esteem, self-worth, accumulation of knowledge, wealth, health, relationships, achievements and etc…) If we know how to not identify with it, and just let it perform its necessary function for maintaining this life existence, we will be free and happy being “what we are”, and not trying to become somebody with certain image and qualities…

When your Ego shows up trying to make you doubtful, fearful or unsure about the choices you make, these ego friendly principles will clear the cobwebs, empower you and reveal your true self:

  • Let go of your need to win. Ego loves to divide us up into winners and losers. The pursuit of winning is a surefire means to avoid conscious contact with intention. Why? Because ultimately, winning is impossible all of the time. Someone out there will be faster, luckier, younger, stronger, and smarter-and back you’ll go to feeling worthless and insignificant.
  • Have a Vision – Create a vision to pursue your dreams. Without a vision for your dreams, it will be difficult to achieve them. You must have a clear vision of what success is to you in order to work towards it.
  • Let go of your need to be right. Ego is the source of a lot of conflict and dissension because it pushes you in the direction of making other people wrong. When you’re hostile, you’ve disconnected from the power of intention. The creative Spirit is kind, loving, and receptive; and free of anger, resentment, or bitterness. Letting go of your need to be right in your discussions and relationships is like saying to ego, I’m not a slave to you. I want to embrace kindness, and I reject your need to be right. In fact, I’m going to offer this person a chance to feel better by saying that she’s right, and thank her for pointing me in the direction of truth.
  • Your reputation is not located in you. It resides in the minds of others. Therefore, you have no control over it at all. If you speak to 30 people, you will have 30 reputations. Connecting to intention means listening to your heart and conducting yourself based on what your inner voice tells you is your purpose here. If you’re overly concerned with how you’re going to be perceived by everyone, then you’ve disconnected yourself from intention and allowed the opinions of others to guide you. This is your ego at work. It’s an illusion that stands between you and the power of intention. There’s nothing you can’t do, unless you disconnect from the power source and become convinced that your purpose is to prove to others how masterful and superior you are and spend your energy attempting to win a giant reputation among other egos. Do what you do because your inner voice always connected to and grateful to your Source-so directs you. Stay on purpose, detach from outcome, and take responsibility for what does reside in you: your character. Leave your reputation for others to debate; it has nothing to do with you.
  • Show courage – Courage is not the absence of fear. It is taking action despite fear. When faced with doubt and insecurities, resolve to be courageous and take the risk to do the thing that has you stuck in fear.

Source: The Open Mind

3 Necessary Keys To Unlocking Your Own Personal Sense Of Greatness

3 Necessary Keys To Unlocking Your Own Personal Sense Of GreatnessSome people are born with natural talent. Others must work day in and day out to attain theirs. But, no matter from which angle you look at it, you can’t be great at everything you do. However, you can absolutely bring greatness into your life. This leaves us with two questions: What is greatness? How can greatness be achieved?

From a young age, I was quite ambitious. My parents did the best they could with what they had, but I always strived for something more. I desired fame, glory and success.

So, it was quite the reality check when I discovered that I couldn’t simply walk into a company and snatch an executive’s job. At least I had an imagination.

My second reality check happened when I saw my colleagues, some of whom couldn’t hold an intellectual conversation, triple my income. With that, I decided to enslave myself to my work… Boom! For a whole week, I did better than 97 percent of the company.

And then, the next week, I was back to average. It made me realize that there are some things in life (from jobs to relationships) that will only win you so much. You simply won’t be the best at some things and, at times, you will most definitely fail.

But, if you’re doing something for you, you will learn from your experiences and that is the mark of true success. Each and every person in the world has the ability to do more than what anyone else could ever imagine.

Although each person must find a personal sense of greatness, these three keys will help open the door in finding yours:

Persistence

Some days, you will want to quit. You will feel pain and decreased self-esteem. Those times in our lives can really suck. Those times can take so much out of you when you’re consistently working toward a goal and not reaching it, so instead of giving up, why not pause and celebrate your small successes?

Don’t let the difficult times guide your life. Be keen with your senses, listen to others and take what you learn to your future experiences. Never stop moving forward in your life.


Willingness To Fail

Why are you here? It took a long ride, full of trials and tribulations, for me to comprehend that I simply won’t be the best at everything I do. But, the fact that I can willingly give something my all — even if I know I may fail or be average — is notable.

Define what you are doing and why you’re doing it. Remind yourself of this every single day. Follow this by reassuring yourself that if you fail, you will continue to try. It may be uncomfortable and painful for you to deal with, but you can learn something, no matter whether you succeed or fail.

Our willingness to find greatness can never be greater than our willingness to fail. Don’t give up on yourself. If you quit, you’ll never know what could’ve been.


Vulnerability

Each time we go into an experience with our vulnerable selves, we leave the door open to opportunity. Be ready to give your all and accept even more in return. Closed minds create small results. Open minds create endless possibilities.

We convince ourselves that pain is so unbearable that we should never feel it. We protect ourselves from letting anything in — good or bad. I can’t tell you that everything in your life will feel good, but I can tell you that, in the long run, it will always be worth it.


Bring On The Greatness

Greatness is finding love within yourself and being able to pour your heart into something with acceptance that you may fail.

If your heart is in something for the wrong reason, you may never find fulfillment. I’ve learned that fame, glory and success are conditional side dishes to what I truly want: to feel whole.

So, do you dare to ask the universe for what you desire? You have a choice: pursue what you don’t want or work toward what you might love.

If you give something your all, you may fail catastrophically, but you also may open up your life to some magnitude of greatness. Bottom line: Be vulnerable, be persistent and be ready to fail.

Courtesy: Elite Daily