Everyone has an ego.
By definition it is “your idea or opinion of yourself, especially your feeling of your own importance and ability”.
It’s not a bad thing. It’s about “self awareness” – something we all have and should cultivate. It can be a great motivator as we compare ourselves to our own expectations of ourselves or the ability of others.
However our ego can become a problem when we are no longer able to judge rationally or see beyond our own opinions.
This is when it can get in the way of our success.
Here are some warning signs that your ego might be negatively influencing your thoughts and decision-making:
Any of these hit close to home?
If yes, you could be sabotaging your success.
Openness to new ideas, finding joy in the success of others and keeping a positive attitude will ultimately benefit not only you, but also those around you.
Keep your ego in check. Remain open to continued learning both personally and professionally.
And greater success will be yours!
Post by Margaret Johnston, eventswork.com
As a career event professional, Margaret brings valuable insight and knowledge to the recruitment, management and development of high-performance teams for the event industry. A strategic and inspiring leader, Margaret has held executive roles for several global event management companies and key roles in the start up and orchestration of many high profile and international events.