Best 30 Quotes & Tweets on Ego

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The best relationships are peer relationships. When given power over others, our ego justifies it by assuming we are smarter. Better to have people work with us than for us. Better motivated on the wrong thing than unmotivated on the right thing. Debate rather than dictate.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

Things that matter that aren't taught in school + Outcomes over ego (change your mind, don't take things personally, etc) + If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. + seek wealth (assets that earn) + Not all leverage is financial

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

3

How to handle rejection: -Learn from the experience -Keep your ego in check -Say thank you -Try again How to handle success: -Learn from the experience -Keep your ego in check -Say thank you -Try again

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

4

No over yes. Hard over easy. Outcome over ego. Simple over complex. Listen over speaking. Doing over criticizing. Effective over efficient. Long term over short term. Avoiding stupidity over seeking brilliance.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

5

Listening is difficult because it involves suppressing your ego long enough to consider what is being said before you respond.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

6

Trying to be less wrong is better than trying to be right. When you focus on being less wrong, blindspots become visible, beliefs no longer need protecting, and you become open to better ideas. Outcome over ego.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

7

Outcome over ego. Effective over efficient. Doing over watching.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

9

Outcome over ego. Correctness over consensus. Direction over speed.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

10

Hiring people with a strong sense of entitlement very rarely works out, no matter how good they are on other axes

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

11

Nothing will make you happier than an ego death.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

12

The least effective people always seem to care the most about credentials.

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

13

It is in your self-interest to be interested in others.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

14

We optimize for short-term ego protection over long-term happiness.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

15

The greatest prison of all is the one our ego puts us in.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

16

The gulf left by the absence of ego is quickly filled with knowledge.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

17

The voice inside your head shapes what you see, think, and feel. It protects your ego, even if that means distorting reality.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

18

Quizzing high-level programmers on algorithms is less about evaluating candidates, more about stroking the quizzer's (pathetic) ego. Works.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

19

The danger with raising a lot of money is that you can start buying a lot of ego validation.

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

20

Listening is difficult because it involves suppressing your ego long enough to consider what is being said before you respond.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

21

Humility is necessary to build a great product. Arrogance believes the product is great and anyone who thinks otherwise is an idiot.

Garry Tan

Garry Tan

@garrytan

22

Our greatest bias is the ability to protect our egos against feedback that uncovers reality.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

23

Great teams are the basis for all change in the world. One person can do only so much. Leaders must recruit the best, THEN give structure, guidance and safety, and get out of the way. Ego helps the former, but hurts the latter. This tough balance is at the heart of success.

Garry Tan

Garry Tan

@garrytan

24

Defending your beliefs is usually less about what's right, and more about protecting your own ego

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

25

Great ideas will feed your ego. Great execution will feed your family.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour

26

Admiting you did something wrong and apologizing for it is not a sign of weakness. It’s a demonstration of your maturity. Don’t let your ego get in the way of your relationships by being too proud to be wrong.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

27

Ego can be either your enemy or your friend.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

28

The key to ego is distinguishing between when it's serving you and when it's getting in your way.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

29

First you build for ego, then you build to destroy it.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

30

Don’t let ego get in the way of progress.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour