* with success comes the temptation to tell oneself a story, to round off the edges, to cut out your lucky breaks and add a certain mythology to it all
* The need to be better than, more than , recognized for, far past any reasonable utility — that’s ego.
* I hope you will be less invested in the story you tell about your specialness and as a result you will be liberated to accomplish the world changing work you’ve set out to achieve
* Without an accurate accounting of our own abilities compared to others, what we have is not confidence but illusion.
* If you start believing in your greatness it is the death of your creativity.
* When we remove ego we are left with what is real
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Great discussion topic on ego, and loved the premise of the book and what it set out to do. Although some of the issues I have with it have to do with the side stepping or removal of historic and sociological facts that he used to validate his claims. The arguments he makes are very weak with lack of support, and their quotes he used from #frederickdouglass and #martinlutherkingjr that were completely taken out of context was just was mind boggling to me 🤯
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I do think the topic itself and some of the quotes he uses are useful in confronting the issue with ego. Although I think I would enjoy reading a more well researched version of this book.
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