SPA 030: Let Your Ego Dictate Your Game

“Ego is about raising your level of consciousness, ego is a sense of you that’s important, and the other stuff is not so important.” – Leo Gura

What is ego exactly?
Is it a talent?
Is it a skill?
In today’s show you will find out that Ego is that special ingredient that can improve your confidence level to boost your performance in your sport.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the ego is defined as “a person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance”. The term derives from Latin, literally ‘I’.

Base on this definition, I would describe ego as something everyone has of varying degrees. Ego has been misunderstood by many people due to how it has been used in conversations and descriptions of people.

You may have heard people say things like “Christiano Ronaldo has a big ego when he doesn’t want to celebrate his goal with his teammates.”

Besides that I also hear things like, “this player will never be receptive to what the coach says due to his ego.”

In general, the word ego has earned itself a negative connotation due to many athletes not having a clearer understanding of using it to better use.

So, why must we have a better understanding in how ego works? Because, a deflated ego is as bad as an inflated ego if one doesn’t balance it with working hard to learn and grow. Either way, it can easily affect your performance negatively if you are not aware of yourself enough to work on it.

The good news is that just by getting clear on what it does is a solution itself to get better at your performance and game.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • what the pros say about ego
  • what’s good and bad about ego
  • the two simple steps to use your ego to work best for you
  • eventually solve the ego problem nagging at you or your team for so long

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