Author Ray Dalio said in his book Principles that EGO is one of the biggest barriers to success and progress for business owners.
Ego gets in the way of us wanting to learn
We feel that we already have the answers and know everything.
Having authority in our area of expertise needs to be balanced with the things we DON’T know (we need to create a benefit of doubt)
If we can put our ego down, we can open ourselves up to learning something new
Approach things in an open-minded way as opposed to being blinded or tunnel-visioned.
Instead of getting discouraged or upset when things don't go our way, think of the bigger benefit
Instead of dropping out of a coaching program or ceasing to read a helpful book, get your ego in check and use it as an opportunity to learn.