More often than not, our egos get in the way of our growth. We want to look smart and thus tend to ignore negative feedback, give up, and avoid things that seem too challenging.
But how can we grow if we can’t face criticism, challenges, and threats to our character? The only way to learn is to embrace these tests of willpower and adopt a nonemotional, patient attitude towards failure. Don’t let your pride get in the way of your success. Starve the ego, feed the soul.