This post was most recently updated on January 8th, 2016
Many of us will have lost a friend, lover, opportunities due to ego inside us. It is always good to limit our ego. But we should not misunderstand self confidence as ego. Because self confidence helps us grow while ego declines our growth. So realizing ego and trying to remove it from our talk and behavior will help us be happy and grow well in life.
Loss of friends: Friendships will not continue if the ego develops in between friends. There are chances of some misunderstandings in between friends. Then these should be curbed off by them to make the friendship last long. If there is ego in between them, then friendship will not last long.
Love failures: This is an important issue where the duo i.e. girl and boy both should avoid ego for the relation to progress. Ego presence will break the relationship in most cases.
Clashes with others: If you are in shopping or in a conference or in traffic there are chances some misunderstanding or adjustments like who has to move first or reverse back. Then if there is ego in between there are chances of heated arguments and also clashes or fights. So controlling ego by one party can lead to smooth flow of the issues.
Loss of relatives or relations: Relationships like uncles, aunts, cousins etc. remain strong in some families while in other’s they damaged are maintained just by need but not with love, trust and affection. The reason behind is ego problems like being rich financially or in high social positions comparative to others.
Losing opportunities: Every person in this world knows something which others do not know. In the professional field or in relationships, every one needs others help to know information or opportunities around. Being egoistic will make others hate us and they do not give the information. Or else being egoistic we do not approach others to know the information. Many people lose opportunities due to ego problems. Yet they are unwilling to give up their ego’s.
Delay in progress: Being egoistic will not win us the support and loyalty of our subordinates, colleagues and friends. In such case, they do not perform well in the team or office or business leading to delay in growth or progress.
If we notice few successful people like Azim premji and others, they are ready to give higher positions to those who are talented. They even provide higher remuneration than what they themselves draw from their companies. Doing so made Azim premji build great business empire. So Ego curbs the progress and blindfolds the realities.