How well, do you know, yourself? Are you, at peace, with, the inner – you? How often, do we state, someone, we know, or observe, is an egomaniac, because, of, how he articulates, something, etc? Is what we are witnessing, actually, ego, or, is it, more related to one’s lack of self – confidence, and/ or, self – doubt? Whatever the mind of man, can perceive and conceive, he can achieve! Isn’t that, the actual reason, most of us, proceed, as we do? While some argue, and disagree, about the cause, Groucho Marx, perhaps, stated it, best, It’s a matter of mind over matter, and if you don’t have a mind, it doesn’t matter! No doubt, it is often, challenging, for many of us, to differentiate between, ego, and self – doubt, this article will attempt to, briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, what this means and represents, and, why it matters.
1. Ego: What, actually, is ego? Freud stated ego, is what we think of our self, in an inner, self – searching manner! While, many refer to someone, as an egomaniac, because of his rhetoric, and/ or, behavior, the reality is, truly, self – confident people, who feel good, about themselves, don’t need, to be patted, on the back, by others! We often confuse ego, with insecurity, and needing to be complimented! It is wise, for each of us, to give ourselves, a check – up, from the neck – up, and know, our personal strengths, and weaknesses, in order to ensure, we become, the best, we might possibly be!
2. Lacking confidence/ self – doubt: When we doubt ourselves, we often, do so, because we lack confidence, and focus on our weaknesses, and self – doubt! When you believe in yourself, it isn’t necessary, or needed, to get compliments, etc, from others! Similarly, one with a positive, strong ego, believes in himself, and doesn’t have to tell others, how great he is! When one seems to brag, etc, it often indicates, a weaknesses, and lack of belief, in one’s personal worthiness, and quality!
If you hope, to become, and be, the best, you can, possibly, be, it’s important to know yourself, and like, what you discover! If you can’t do so, you will never develop the level of constructive, ego, which helps you, feel comfortable, in your own existence! Will you take the time and effort, to do so?