The importance of losing your ego couldn’t be more clear. Ego is sensed by those intelligent enough, or those worthy of your time. When you feel your ego growing, do your best to eliminate it. Let it go. Breathe. Remember where you come from. Your family. Your friends. Your mentors. Think of those you don’t want to disappoint. Those that matter. Ego gets you nowhere. It only hinders you. Keeps you from building relationships. Think of the old wise man who has seen 90 years of life. His ego long gone. He doesn’t need it or want it. He has experienced his own pain in life where his mistakes have caused pain and misunderstanding to others. He knows the importance of losing ego. Replace ego with humility. Take that energy from your suppressed ego, and put it towards work ethic. Be that man or woman with grit who requires no praise for one’s works. Who is constantly seeking for new knowledge. Who faces challenge with focus and appreciation for the experience to come. For when it’s finished, you will be wiser. Harder. Ending your day in bed. Exhausted. Tested. Humbled.
Many times in life we will reflect and remember our resolve, our feelings as if it were yesterday. One day you will share it with a loved one in hopes of teaching that person, or perhaps receive a response that will teach you. Nothing will bring such a level of peace than to submit this type of experience openly. These are the moments we arrive when ego has left us. This is how ultimate humility will be achieved. This is how you become the mentor you perhaps had as a young person, or the mentor you have imagined.