Clint Maun, CSP
you have a healthy ego? Or is it too strong or too weak? I believe
you should have a healthy amount of ego. Some people give up their
entire life for everyone and everything else. They have no self-worth
or self-love. You can't love anybody until you love yourself. You
can't take care of anyone else until you make sure some of your
needs and goals are met. People with no ego are what I have termed
in my latest book as "pleasaholics". They constantly try
to please others. However, there is another side to this coin.
While a healthy ego is absolutely necessary, there are also people who
are only interested in themselves. As Fredrick L. Collins quotes, "There
are 2 types of people in the world: Those who come into a room and say,
"Here I am!" and those who come in and say, "Ah, there
you are!" People who are egotistical use way too many I, me, and
my statements. They seem to need attention, so they create it.
If you're to maintain a healthy balance and have others perceive
it as such, you must practice using the correct words and expressions.
For a true team involvement effort, try using the words "we"
or "our". These words get everyone, including yourself,
involved. It can be a struggle to carve out your place in life,
but don't give up and don't take too much more than your spot.