Eliminate every “ego” commitment. Anything you do solely for ego is a waste of time.

#621 64. Eliminate every “ego” commitment. Anything you do solely for ego is a waste of time.
Principle:
QUOTES:
[1] Scripture
[2] Eliminate every “ego” commitment. We all do things that have more to do with ego than results.
Maybe you serve on a committee because you like how it looks on your CV. Maybe you teach at a local college because you like the words adjunct professor. Or maybe, like me, you do radio interviews just because it seems cool to be on the radio, though it in no way benefits me professionally. (There are a few I would do no matter what just because I like the hosts.)
Anything you do solely for ego is a waste of time. Think about things you do mainly because they make you look important, smart, or cool. If it provides no other “value,” drop it.
Anything you do that serves the greater glory of you is a waste of time; besides, the best glory is reflected, not projected.
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NOTES:
QUESTIONS for thinking it through:
How could this clarify my Reality?
How could this benefit if added to my Disciplines?
Who needs to hear this?
SOURCES:
[1] Scripture
[2] #64, from Jeff Haden, “90 Smart Ways to Radically Boost Your Productivity: An epic list of ways to increase your personal productivity and be a lot more successful.” It was published on Inc.com on1/9/2017. https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/first-90-days-90-ways-to-boost-your-productivity.html
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