JKLTip Take a minimalist approach to your thought process when pursuing “passions”. Choose a quote that reminds you to focus on practicing, learning, and improving ONLY
Thinking about ego today, I was reminded of Ninja Turtles, when Master Tatsu says “Never lower your eyes to an enemy” I think he meant no matter how much we feel things are going well, an enemy will strike when we least expect. So, if ego is our enemy, then in what ways do we lower our eyes?
We are at great risk of being kicked in the head (what happened in the movie if I recall) when we fail to remain consciously aware of our gratitude and humility. When we start to focus on results, as opposed to continual learning. If we remove the filter of expectation, we are able to take take a next step
Rest assured, if you take on something awesome there will be times of fatigue, despair and self sabotage. Simply put, ” it’s tough sometimes”; otherwise everyone would do it. Expect these downturns, just as you do upticks and remind yourself, in each circumstance, to refocus on the present, improving, practicing
Don’t think you’re better than others, or a know it all. Learning and listening from everyone is proof of a life with humility and growth forever. With ego in check, there really isn’t such thing as failing. If we understand that our ego prevents us from creating by blinding us with what we have already done, then we can adopt a mindset of try & learn, and let the thoughts end there