Friday, December 02, 2005

Dear Ego

Dear Ego,

You joined Company Me more than thirty years ago.

We started our endeavour together from scratch. You could say that what we have accomplished, we did so together. You‘ve been a loyal partner all those years. You never left me alone.

You helped me to buy a big house, a prestigious car and the best quality of material goods. You advised me to order the most expensive wines and most exclusive meals just ‘cause we could. But you didn’t stop, each day you wanted more and more.

You challenged me to use my brains and intelligence. We did great and received many compliments. We used it to get better and better but you couldn’t stop you wise-guy. Your hunger for compliments got in the way.

We started our careers at the bottom of the ladder always looking upwards. Every year we climbed higher but lost sight on what happened below. You advised me to print impressive titles on my business cards but it is never enough. And all those years I have been padding your back.

Lately I have been thinking. The world is changing fast and Company Me has to sail a different course. It needs to focus itself to special competencies if we want to be successful in the future.

Dear Ego, I suppose you’ve felt it coming for a while now.

YOU’RE FIRED !

I wish you all the best,

Company Me

5 comments:

Irarrazabal said...

I hate my ego, who has never been happy with what I am. He does not understand that I have no more to give and punishes me. My ego makes me small and fearful. Damned ego.

Gary said...

Boys, boys! You can't fire your ego or get rid of it completely - the little bastard is too sneaky for that and will find a way in the back door.

I think you have to give it a little pat now and then, feed it cheese and crackers... and let it whisper in your ear once in a while. Let it think it's still number one in your life - while you have an affair with your soul.

NoirKat said...

Ego is, that's true. I think there's a way to make it less the driving force and more of an asset though. A focus on your soul's needs is a step in that direction. To make a journey of it instead of a destination will allow for a better sense of getting somewhere with this. At least that is what I am trying to do.

Lesley said...

A good and very true post, for probably everyone.

Shawn Z. Lea said...

Just by him that Ferrari FFX. That'll shut him up for a while! ;)