Friday, December 4, 2009

Does Your Ego Get The Best Of You?

I've got a bit of a situation happening this week that boils down to a spitting contest. Certain parties are making sure that everyone involved knows their order on the totem pole and who should be underneath them. You know, making sure their precious egos aren't damaged. In my opinion, these large egos involved are impeding important progress. Although it's a bit of a pain I am sure it will pass. It always does. Unfortunately, it will likely come back.

We all see egos among colleagues, on the road, in the grocery store, and everywhere we interact with others. It happens. Many of us are guilty of showing ours a bit too prominently from time to time. Some more than others.

Today's post is dedicated to the ego, sometimes weak and sometimes strong. For some it can be completely consuming. The ego can be particularly large when there is a lot of money and fame involved.

Here are some links to articles about the ego most relevant to this blog - the sports ego.

Baseballs Biggest Egos

The Biggest Egos In Sport

The Five Biggest Egos In The NBA

Top 10 Most Damaging Egos

Do you let your ego rule you? Do you let it get the best of you?


Lindsay said...

Hmm, why am I not surprised that Kobe Bryant was at the top of the list for NBA egos. :)

I always admire athletes who are more modest and keep their egos hidden. Everyone has a bit of an ego (I do), just some are better at hiding it.

Vince Spence said...

I am not much. But, I am all that I think of. And, my favorite song, "I was always on my mind"...

Is that what we are talking about here??

Apryl DeLancey said...

Yup - everyone has an ego about one thing or another. Confidence is good but hubris is annoying!