Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, your worst enemy already lives inside you: your EGO. This is the darker side of the psyche. The EGO; arrogance, self-centered ambition is an unhealthy belief in our own importance. It’s the sense of certainty and superiority that exceeds TRUTH or reality. EGO IS THE ENEMY. If we start to believe in our greatness, it is impossible to reach and motivate others, we can’t relate to their needs—because we lost touch with our own. To suppress EGO early, before bad habits take hold, replace the temptations of EGO with humility and discipline when we experience success. EGO IS STOLEN, CONFIDENCE IS EARNED. Detachment is a sort of natural EGO antidote. It is easy to be infatuated with our own work, any narcissist can do that. The decision comes to; be somebody or to do something. It comes to; am I being selfish or selfless. The more successful one is the more they have to rein in their perspectives of themselves. Don’t let pride, self vision, dull your ability to learn, to adapt, to be flexible, to build relationships. From the Little Prince; “vain men never hear anything but praise.” Humility is how we fight the EGO. Don’t work until you make a name for yourself, but work, work, work, forever and ever. There is no end zone. ONE MUST REMAIN FOCUSED ON THE EXECUTION. Bill Bradley said; “When you are not practicing, remember, someone somewhere is practicing, and when you meet them they will win.”
The pretense of knowledge is our most dangerous vice, it prevents us from getting any better. Success is intoxicating. The roots of EGO are; insecurity, fear, a dislike for brutal objectivity. Your EGO decides the only way you have value is if you’re better than, have more than everyone everywhere. Entitlement assumes I’ve earned it, control says do it my way. This is EGO. Confidence is a bridge, certainty is EGO. Those who have subdued their EGO understand that it doesn’t degrade you when others treat you poorly; it degrades them.
ALWAYS TAKE CARE, ALWAYS STAY WELL, ALWAYS STAY HEALTHY. HAVE FAITH. THANK YOU.
Ron Winnegrad has been a Perfumer and teacher for 46 years. As a perfumer, Ron has been able to express the world he sees through a rainbow of olfactive and emotive visions. As a teacher, Ron has helped others to see fragrance through his own multi sensorial lens.
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