I was talking with my coach about the ego today. I like to win. I think the biggest struggle/competition throughout my life has been with me. Learning to lose or not win gracefully has been hard … honestly. Coming to grips with a solution that is not what I had pictured in my head has never been easy, but in order to become a better, more successful person in life - a person needs to acknowledge their weaknesses and then be open to improvement.
So, I’m an old guy who is used to getting my own way and when I don’t I’m not happy. Problem is - I’m usually wrong. I can be stubborn and upset every time I stub my toe or I can move the chair.
A great recipe doesn’t usually happen the first time. A great recipe develops over time - what works and what doesn’t … a pinch of this, a dash of that. AND, you need someone tasting the food that is honest. You need someone to say “this is horrible” (in a nice way) or “maybe don’t add a cup of salt next time and see how that tastes”.
A good rule for life is to be humble. A healthy ego is good; we all like to win, but being open to different ways or ingredients and honest reviews will help you go far in life.