big ego vs. ego driven

July 1st, 2009

TheThinkMovement.com by j. sakiya sandifer

Since the release of Beyonce’s song “Ego” (which I liked from the first listen), I’ve noticed that a lot of people are embracing having a big ego.  I take no issue with this because I understand that there are a lot of people who have never had a strong sense of their ego and this gives them justification in doing so.

Although there only might be a thin line of difference, there is a huge difference in having a “big ego” and being “ego driven”.

One difference that I find in the two is a “big ego” starts and ends with itself , while being “ego driven” is when you have a strong sense of self.

Of course I think that I’m the latter and here’s why…as much as I feel like I’m all that, I know that I’m not all there is!

I really think when you’re really ego driven, it allows you to be really open to other people egos.  I’m never threaten by someone else’s strong ego because I will never allow it to take from mine.

Like I wrote in my first book, “Everyday is an opportunity to become better…take advantage!”  My ego demands of me to live by this!  And it’s not because it’s overinflated, but more because it’s never satisfied with what it has done…all due to being super focused on what it can do!

Another difference between a “big ego” and being “ego driven” is this…a “big ego” requires praise…being “ego driven” requires only recognition…THINK ABOUT IT!!!

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  • 1. Max Gibson  |  July 5th, 2009 at 9:53 PM

    It seems as though, being ego driven comes from understanding who you are and what you are capable of. While having a big ego rests on your abilities being confirmed by others. Thanks for the clarification.

    Max Gibson

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