Ego And Position
“Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.” Colin Powell
“We’re proud when we’re successful at what we do. Executive, teacher, athlete, parent-we like telling people what we do. It tends to be how we define who we are-to ourselves and others.
But what happens when we retire or become empty-nesters? This can be a wrenching adjustment. We don’t quite know how to introduce ourselves without a job attached to our name. Worse, we aren’t even sure ourselves who we are. It’s good to be invested in our work, as long as we remember that we aren’t our work and our work isn’t us. It’s just something that we do.” Linda Picone
I love my work, but my life-and who I am-are more than my work. I will make sure that I have other sources of satisfaction.