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Ego is the Enemy, by Ryan Holiday is an excellent read! I found myself highlighting a lot of great lines. In today's book review, I'm sharing a few of those highlighted points (below - enjoy!). In addition, the book shares stories of Howard Hughes, John DeLorean, Alexander the Great, William Techumseh Sherman, Katharine Graham, Jackie Robinson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bill Walsh, Benjamin Franklin, Angela Merkel and many more.
The above bullet points are just a few of the MANY highlights I made throughout the book.
Holiday also writes about how psychologists say that threatened egotism is one of the most dangerous forces on earth. When a bully is made to feel shame, for example. The ramifications are usually not good. Bully's (aka ego's) don't like to be told they are wrong or bad. Holiday also writes about how in our lives we will always find ourselves in one of three phases: aspiration, success, or failure (and how we will battle ego in each phase). Life is a journey and we are learning as we go. Holiday's well-written, inspiration book, Ego is the Enemy is here to help us along our own personal journey. I rated the book a strong 4-stars and highly recommend it!
I have MANY favorite quotes (I'm a bit obsessed with studying quotes, daily). One is included in Holiday's book (and many new ones I now have because of this book!):
"A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you."
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