Ego vs. Humility The Eternal Struggle – Give It A Thought

Ego vs. Humility The Eternal Struggle – Give It A Thought

The Situation:

It was just the other day where I attended a seminar on memory loss. We arrived late and there was no parking close to the entrance. I was dropped off at the door with several items while Elaine went to find a parking place.

As I struggled to take the items in, a fellow offered to help by placing my stuff on his dolly. His act of kindness was greatly appreciated and I told him so. We shook hands as I introduced myself. He replied that his name was Ron. We rolled into the meeting and I found seats in the back.

The meeting started by welcoming all the guest and thanking those who volunteered. With everyone’s attention, the host said, “I want to introduce our speaker tonight. He is the author of the book “Memory Loss”. Please welcome Dr. Ronald Devere.”

To my surprise, Ron got up. He gave an excellent presentation and afterwords, he signed his books. He took the time to speak to each individual and made all of us feel appreciated and welcomed.  Ron went beyond my expectations and exemplified the saying, “The Difference Between Ordinary & Extraordinary is That Little “Extra”, Give More Than Expected”.

I’m telling you this story because it represents a very successful person practicing the virtue of Humility.

Let Me Elaborate:

When some people become successful, they have a tendency to allow their egos to get the better of them.  They want more and the vice of greed can set in along with arrogance and a high and mighty attitude.  Keep in mind these statements, “If Passion Drives You, Let Reason Hold the Reins”.  

How To Prevent Your Ego From Taking Over:

An ethical and virtuous person practices humility. Keep in mind that, “The Purpose of Life is to Live a Life of Purpose.”  Once a person starts to find success, they must be on guard to prevent their ego from getting out of hand.

Although it is appropriate to bask in the glow of accomplishments and to accept complements from admirers, do not permit these accolades to inflate the ego. To prevent becoming an Egomaniac, a person must practice Humility always.


Humility is the quality of being modest and respectful. Make a concerted effort to treat people with respect. Do not be afraid to be humble and show that you care. When people are treated in this manner they will want to engage with you.

They will become acquaintances, friends, partners, customers and beneficial sources of information. Lifelong relationships form and these affiliations open the door of opportunity.

By taking the time to show someone you care, you raise their self esteem. This simple act of kindness may be all that is needed to brighten their day.

Ego vs. Humility

Always remember the saying, “Folks Forget What You Say, They Forget What You Do,but They Never Forget How You Make Them Feel”.  Check your ego and make your acquaintances feel that you care.   There is an aide to help with the development of the mind and thought process.  The  system was designed by Dr. Joe Vitale and Dr. Hew Len. Take a look at what they have to offer and see if it is right for you.

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Dr. Joe Vitale & Dr. Hew Len

Dr. Joe Vitale & Dr. Hew Len

What are your ideas on Humility and the Ego? Write your comment below.

Oh! By the way the book “Memory Loss” by Dr. Ronald Devere is excellent. It talks about “Everything You Want To Know But Forgot To Ask.”  I recommend that you read it. Click on this link to go to my “Awesome Resources” page and you can find it there.

Note: As always, before you perform any physical or mental exercise, check with your doctor to make sure that it is right for you.

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15 Responses to Ego vs. Humility The Eternal Struggle – Give It A Thought

  1. Emma says:

    David, I truly appreciated this post. It is spot on. I also attended a Seminar recently and the lack of Ego present in the Speakers and Host made it easier to connect with them AND their message. As an aside, Kudos on your book! May you sale millions! ~emma

  2. David Wilson says:

    Emma, Thanks for commenting. Our Ego can get in the way of our relationships. Genuinely connecting with others is key to our success.

  3. Rebekah says:

    Many times one may feel that one can be taken advantage of (scarcity mindset)but this post really brings out what one stands to gain.
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  4. Bob Francis says:

    Dear David,
    I discovered you through Twitter and immediately began to be attracted to your words. What a wonderful gift! Thank You.

    I saw the latest show on PBS with Dr Wayne Dyer about a month ago which talked about Ego. This second blast to my brain from this post must be to retrain my patterns. Thank You again! I will Give It A Thought!

  5. Michelle Ritchie says:

    Hi David, I am just coming to your site for the first time, after you started following me on Twitter (thanks for that, by the way!). I’ve read several of your posts and am really enjoying them…your writing style and open candor somehow makes me feel like I know you. Of course I don’t, but I really appreciate it nevertheless. This particular post got me right away. Being surrounded by a lot of successful people, I have found it incredibly interesting to see how some people remain humble, but others have let success get the best of them. This is not an attractive trait! But what is also interesting is how some of the less successful people have changed. Some are the same, but some have gotten jealous, bitter or resentful of others who have gained a lot of success or wealth. I must say, this is an even bigger turn-off for me that the ego’s!

  6. Linda says:

    Your profile made me curious and I’m glad I followed my intuition. This was a back-home, calming chat with a friend at the end of a busy, exhausting, frustrating, never-ending day. Thank you for a lack of nonsense and an appreciation of civility. I’ll be back to visit again, David. Much luck to you, Linda

  7. Such a positive story. I remember my guitar teacher telling many years ago after I cockily said how good I was getting (I wasn’t!) that the best guitars are those who always know how much they still don’t know and that gives them great humility. That is I think true in every sphere of life. The more you know, the more you can see how little you know.
    Love your blog!
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  8. Ruth Hill says:

    I have added this to my TBR list. I love the fact that so many people when they “make it,” they do not get big-headed. Excellent article!
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  9. Sidney Peck says:

    I agree that maintaining humility is vital to ongoing success in life. Unfortunately, it’s not highly praised and is often mistaken for weakness. Nice to meet you on Twitter @CinemaProfound.
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  10. ( I read this one often) Humility – Perpetual quietness of heart. It is to have no trouble. It is never to be fretted or vexed, irritable or sore, to wonder at nothing done to me, to feel nothing done against me. It is to be at rest when nobody praises me, and when I am blamed or despised, it is to have a blessed home in myself where I can go in and shut the door and pray to my Father in secret and be at peace, as in a deep sea of calmness, when all around and about me is seeming trouble.
    -Andrew Murray, Scottish Theologian

  11. David Wilson says:

    Martin, Thanks for commenting on Ego vs Humility!!! I love the definition of Humility by Andrew Murray. I hope to use his explanation of Humility in my writings and Tweets. Thanks for posting this!!!

    May You Be at Peace and Give It A Thought,

  12. KAY SANDERS says:

    I enjoyed the article and know that humility is in you or you learn from experience how to be be or become humble. Humility is connected to love and I love people.

  13. David Wilson says:

    Kay, Thank You for taking the time to comment on my article. I hope you found the information helpful. I am thrilled by your comment “Humility is connected to Love and I Love people”. As a humble person, you are able to look at individuals with an open and non bias mind. You see them as they are and from this perspective you are able to find the Love within them.

  14. Ashley Garriga says:

    My past is full of bad decisions and I’ve had to suffer through hardship, punishment and shame. Thanks for these articles. I find them very inspirational.

  15. David Wilson says:

    Ashley, I am pleased that you have found the information in this post inspirational. As you well know, the life we live is directly related to the decisions we make. Thank you for taking the time to comment, please feel free to do so again.

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