So the other day my colleague was telling me how I should manage some tasks, she insisted on telling me why my way isn’t efficient. In the process of her explaining to me, I felt all kinds of negative emotion, I was hurting, I felt undermined and disrespected. Literally, my inside voice couldn’t stop talking. We all have those days when your thoughts hurt so much, to a point you wish your mind to stop analyzing the situation.
The day went smoothly, but within me, I felt low, I keep replaying what she said to me over and over and over getting the same feelings.
After a long day from work I normally, unwind my day with a long shower, good food and read a book or watch a movie/show and sleep. On that particular night, I decided to browse the internet and came across on famous quotes from Mattew McConaughey. This caught my attention.
“If someone corrects you and you feel offended, then you have an ego problem.”
Once I read it, something in me lights up, I started to remember the incident with my colleague where I let my ego ruin my day.
Let us define Ego
A person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance.
The part of the mind that mediates between the conscious and the unconscious and is responsible for reality testing and a sense of personal identity.
The truth is what is being said to you doesn’t matter whether its right or wrong how you interpret it. At the end of the day, you don’t have to accept or agree with someone opinion.