Motivational Monday… “Leave Your Ego at the Door."
The Planet Fitness we belonged to had a big sign that said: “Leave your ego at the door.” I’m not sure what they meant but I always took it to mean that we were all there with a similar goal. No one needed to be impressed or meant to feel any less by what we could or could not do.
Someone with a healthy ego feels good enough about themselves that they do not need to make those around them feel any less.
The ego that presents an issue is the one that is quite the opposite. We’ve all worked with and for those with these egos.
They’re the ones who run to the spotlight whether deserved or not.
They are the ones who will sacrifice the goal or project if it means someone else getting the credit.
If you are choosing a manager or project leader, a sports coach, or a friend...my advice is to look for someone who feels comfortable in their own skin and feels good about who they are.
If they cannot like themselves, they will have an even harder time liking anyone else. The focus on winning or achieving a goal could be overshadowed by the need to make sure they are the ones to get credit.
The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them. Benjamin Jowett