Balancing My Ego and Being Humble
“Conceited people do not like to be corrected; they never ask for advice from those who are wiser” (GNT). – Proverbs 15:12
Happy Sunday everyone!
So this morning I was reading a devotional by Pastor Rick Warren and it hit home.
I am sure most people who do what I do professionally do not air out their dirty laundry and bad habits on their blogs or even talk about 90% of the things I do but, this is me. I know it may be odd however my purpose in life is not to be a great salesperson and that is why I am so open about the things I talk about. My purpose is to share my story and my journey to be the man God intended me to be.
The more I grow the more that is revealed to me that I must work on. It is not always pretty but I am thankful for noticing the things in my life I need to improve to be great.
My newest thing is balancing being my self-confidence and not very humble ego.
I have lived with a boulder or giant chip on my shoulder for most of my life. I know why I have it and it has served as my go-to when I need an extra spike of adrenaline but the biggest issue with that is I cannot control my actions once I “go there”. Does that make sense?
Think about a street racer that hits the nitrous and takes off like a rocket! Sometimes the rocket wins the race and other times it crashes into the stands and kills 12 people. Now my chip has never killed anyone but it has definitely burned some bridges.
I consider myself a humble guy and how could I not be? I have been knocked on my butt more times than I can count. I have been penny less, homeless, and broken beyond belief. I have also always found a way to get back up because I believed in God’s plan in my life before I knew I wanted to accept His plan.
Every time I have gotten back up I have added another chip to my shoulder and I struggle with not letting that chip on my shoulder turn into an ocean sized ego. I am humble until I am backed into a corner and I am doubted. “Do not ever doubt me because you will regret it!!!!!” is what I want to say to people and not only do I think it, I know it. That may be my problem.
I am dealing with a conflict now with an owner of a company because he has the most amazing technology that can help so many people in this world however he is getting in the way of his own success. I know this and sadly he is losing business by the day for not swallowing his pride. I know I can make his device a global phenomenon, heck I have a group that wants to buy 200 of these devices for a very good price and because of pride and overvaluing his product, the deal will not happen. To give you an idea, it is like setting 20 million dollars on fire.
To give you an idea, it is like setting 20 million dollars on fire.
Here is the thing, it is making me crazy and I also understand where he is coming from because truthfully, I would be the same way. I did not see that until I read the devotional this morning,
Another thing to work on whether I want to or not. It is definately something I must do and will.
Have a blessed day.