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Lately a few books I have read and Cd’s I have listened to have focused on the concept of the ability to learn and the desire to learn. What makes one business owner great, record profits, obtain raving fans for customers, and secure balance within their lives; while another business struggling to make ends meet, experiences challenges with building a team, watch their profit being squeezed and have a decided lack of balance in their lives? One could say many things make them different; however one common character trait of most successful business owners is genuine sense of Humility. They recognize that they don’t know how to do everything. They lost the negative side of ego many years ago. They know the difference between self-confidence and ego and utilize the strength of each.
- being able to step out of your comfort zone,
- being open to someone else knowing more
- being a willing learner
- being willing to be wrong, but know it doesn’t affect the core of who you are
Ego (the positive side) is:
- having self-confidence in what you are doing, yet knowing when and how to ask questions
- having appropriate pride in oneself – aka self esteem
- having a realistic view of how the world sees them, yet knows how they see themselves and the qualities they possess
We all know the negative side of ego.
Humility (the opposite of Ego) is:
- expressed by the actions of a well-grounded person
- found in knowing your intrinsic self-worth
- respected as a virtue in life and in a religious/philosophical sense
- often tied to fierce resolve
- critical as a character trait to leadership effectiveness
Where do you stand with response to Ego, Self-confidence and humility?