“If you want to develop yourself, surround yourself with people whom you look up to. But if you want to develop your ego…”
One of the earliest lessons I learned in life when I learned to play the game of chess from my neighbor. And the easiest way to learn chess is by playing the game. Every time I played with Aisha; Aisha used to defeat me.
And I still, clearly remember, because these were my thoughts & I was in 8th standard, and first 35 days, every game we played, Aisha defeated me.
The 36th day I won, the 37th day I won, And I told myself, I will play with her for at least 71 days because I want to win one more time than her. I am consistently winning, within a few days of winning, a very profound realization hit me.
As long as I was losing to Aisha, my game was improving. Ever since I was winning against Aisha, only my ego was improving, Game was not improving.
I realized, If you want to develop yourself, surround yourself with people whom you look up to. But if you want to develop your ego, surround yourself with people who look up to you.
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