Intellectual Self Defence

Brains are delicate things…

Wisdom from Colin Powell

“Never let your ego get so close to your position, so that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.”

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One comment on “Wisdom from Colin Powell

  1. Antonio Dias
    February 14, 2011

    Maybe it would have been better if Powell had been more interested in saving lives than in saving his Ego!

    This is one of the chains that keeps the “successful” trapped. Even clever tactics that work to protect the Ego, maybe even especially clever tactics that protect the Ego, keep you trapped within Ego’s domain.

    Successful people have no feedback in their lives that tells them in no uncertain terms, NO!

    They have learned to be “thick skinned.”

    They are constantly rewarded for following their Egos.

    Would they, could they, be different under different conditions?

    I think so, but how do we get there?

    Collapse is an opportunity. But the door can close quickly, either due to doubling-down on Ego, or because the Universe closes down the casino.

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