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The Story In Your Head

Post inspired from: Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday

Do you think when Bill Gates was starting Microsoft he thought to himself - “People are going to love the story of starting up this company in a garage”? Not at all - he wasn’t worried about the story that was going to be told about him. He wasn’t worried about what others thought of him. He was setting his ego aside and doing the work.

Set aside the ego - don’t tell yourself a story. “I’m going to be the next X” or “this will be great to tell in the future.” Taking a picture of the “early days” of a startup for “the future media” - you’re already telling yourself a story. Ego is clouding your judgement, ego is preventing you from doing the work.

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