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Notes from Steve

June 7, 2021

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.

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