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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Impressions

    Saken Ililanshared an impression3 years ago

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

    Мариshared an impression3 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    🔮Hidden Depths
    🎯Worthwhile

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

    Majo Sandovalshared an impression7 months ago
    👍Worth reading
    💡Learnt A Lot
    🎯Worthwhile
    💞Loved Up
    🚀Unputdownable

Quotes

    tytahas quoted8 months ago
    You will be unappreciated. You will be sabotaged. You will experience surprising failures. Your expectations will not be met. You will lose. You will fail.
    How do you carry on then? How do you take pride in yourself and your work? John Wooden’s advice to his players says it: Change the definition of success. “Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” “Ambition,” Marcus Aurelius reminded himself, “means tying your well-being to what other people say or do . . . Sanity means tying it to your own actions.”
    tytahas quoted8 months ago
    Maybe your parents will never be impressed. Maybe your girlfriend won’t care. Maybe the investor won’t see the numbers. Maybe the audience won’t clap. But we have to be able to push through. We can’t let that be what motivates us.
    ainevlahas quotedlast year
    Greatness comes from humble beginnings; it comes from grunt work. It means you’re the least important person in the room—until you change that with results.

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