Tuesday, 17 July 2012
“Stay Level Headed” - Professor M.S.Rao
“Ego is a double edged sword – the outer edge cuts your popularity and – the inner edge cuts your purity.” - Anonymous
At times people develop excessive ego when they achieve success successively inviting criticism from others as ‘head strong people’ and alienating from others. When they encounter problems successively, they develop low self-esteem and end up with an inferiority complex. Whether they achieve successes or encounter failures they must learn to stay level headed with humility throughout their lives. Steve Smith rightly said, "Humility is at the equilibrium of ego. When we’re on center, we manage our ego rather than it managing us."
Life is full of peaks and valleys we can’t expect the life to go the way we want it to go as life goes on its own way. Life is beset with several challenges which are due to internal and external threats. Internal threats are the ones that individuals can predict and control. In contrast, the external threats are the ones which arise from the external environment beyond the human control. And it is tough to predict, manage and control them.
Most of the people either succeed or fail due to external forces and factors than the internal ones. The real stamina of the individuals surfaces when encountered with external threats. Hence, people must learn to manage both internal and external threats effectively to succeed in their lives. Above all, they should not get overjoyed by successes and dejected by failures. Hence, learn to strike a right balance between success and failure as neither success nor failure is permanent.
Remember higher the level of success you reach, higher your humility index must be, and that makes you stand taller than others.
“Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.” - Colin Powell
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