Effective ways to defeat the ego monster and find success in life

Egoistic individualsare unable to realize their goals in life and remains unaware of their own reality in most cases. It is not possible to reach the core of yourself unless you get rid of your ego. If you get easily offended or angry when others put their arguments in front of you, then these are signs of your emerging ego. It is very important to feel confident and positive in life if you want to become a successful person. Thus, understand the difference between confidence and ego in order to move ahead in your journey of life. Minimizing your ego is critical to reach your targets. Read on to know about some effective ways to diminish this ego that is killing your real self.

Avoid over-thinking when angry

Avoid over-thinking

You can be more productive if you avoid thinking much in anger. If certain actions of people make you angry, then it should be your priority to understand the reasons behind their behavior instead of being angry with them. When you solve your differences or problems, your anger goes away. However, it is also important not to keep thinking over a furious situation. If you do so, then it will only lead you to form assumptions that may not be true. Overthinking in this manner may boost up your ego and snatch away your power of taking the right decisions.

Keep away from angry decisions

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Since your ego is powered by anger, it is better that you do not take critical decisions in an angry frame of mind. You should first try to resolve the issues that have been making your angry. Then, try to relax in solitude and calm down your mind. When you get over your anger, think about the decision that is justified in a specific context. This will minimize your ego and help you take a decision that would not be regretted later.

Avoid creating a fuss over minor setbacks


Every human being faces setbacks in multiple situations. To keep your ego under control, it is necessary to remain patient and tolerant in case of such setbacks. Your circumstances and destiny will keep changing. Avoid being swayed by their negative flow. Else, you will lose your track to your goals and may never achieve them. It is not wise to worry over a situation that is not under your control. Instead, control your ego and remain calm over a minor setback. You will surely gain something out of it.

Foresee the implications of your decisions


Your ego may make your judgmental about things and people. However, you need to avoid it by thinking of the implications of your instant judgment. Foresee the results of your decisions so you may make the right judgment. If you do not consider the implications of your decisions, then you might face unexpected roadblocks and arrive at undesired goals. Looking at the implications of something may prevent you from adopting a wrong path in your life.

Avoid impulsive decisions


Similar to the above, it is also required to avoid impulsiveness while you take important decisions of your life. For instance, you should not just decide about adopting a specific career because all your friends are doing the same. It is an impulsive decision that does not look at the consequences. Instead, see what makes you happier and satisfied so you can be involved in those activities. Take up something that will keep you interested in the long term. Else, you might have to regret over your decisions. Thus, keep your egoistic decisions aside and make your goals clearer per your priorities.


Getting rid of your ego is extremely required to understand yourself and to take the right decisions toward your life goals. Therefore, avoid reacting under angry or negative life situations.

Dr Prem Jagyasi and Team (C)

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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