Ego has been designed by God at the near center of our very existence. Its hard to let go. But it has to be done!
It's been said again and again in religious scriptures, by saints, by great & wise people that one of the biggest enemy of a human being is his very own Ego.
It's very easy to lose focus of your goals, and when you start getting appreciation, you tend to do exactly that - loose focus. For some reason, God made me the way I am. There are lot of good and lot of bad qualities in me ( I am sure, you have your own share ;) )
I am what I am today, not just because of what I did, but what was done to me :P
I was forced to attend music classes, painting classes, typing classes, skating classes by my maternal aunts [ bacche ki jaan leli] when I was in 4th standard till 8th standard, apart from the regular school classes.
Picked up Cricket & athletics from friends; chess from grandfather, poetry from my mom, and academics from all my family members :P This made me a unique individual. This is what defines me.
In the past couple of years, I started conducting lots of sessions (Interview Skills Development, Technical Training, Motivational Sessions etc.) and realized that many people started looking up to me.
Now usually two things happen:
1. You become proud and full of ego
2. You become nervous about making mistakes and feel pressurized.
In this blog-post, we are going to discuss about addressing the first point.
Its simple really, I just need to remind myself that I am just another human being with 2 eyes, 2 ears, 2 hands, 2 legs, 1 nose and a slightly bigger tummy among other things ;)
I believe that to achieve success in life, one has to believe in one's own abilities to you always have to keep reminding yourself - "I am awesome!". However, it might lead to ego problems, so we also need to add another line to it - "So is everyone else!" This way, you feel good about yourself and your feet remain grounded.
One of the many things I have learnt over the years that if one wants to sustain his/her success, they need to learn to be humble and grateful. Grateful for all that they have been bestowed with, and humble for all they have achieved, for it was not possible without God's help and help of family and close friends.