E: The 'e' in ego stands for 'Everyone Else.' The largest chatterbox in our heads is the one which expels everyone else's opinion down on us like a torrent. Nevermind that the 'everyone else' chatterbox is lying. This particular kind of emotional manipulation loves to swim in assumptions, one of the most dangerous mind-crafted afflictions on the planet.
REMEDY - Stop giving a #shitton of value to phantom thoughts about what other people think about you. Seriously, we are not mind readers (thank goodness). This robs you of security and muffles the would-be spark that creates dreams, and if you're in business, profits.
G: The 'g' in ego stands for 'Gross Misrepresentation of Ourselves.' In addition to being warped by the facade of other people's opinion (#opp), we are critical of ourselves. This 'Gross' chatterbox is debilitating, rendering the artwork of our souls into muddy waters that run deep.
REMEDY - Find two things you love about yourself daily. If you aren't in a place to do this, ask friends to help you. I guarantee people don't even notice the things you complain about yourself. Even if they do, they don't care. Stop turning wine into vinegar and stop being critical of yourself.
O: The 'o' in ego stands for 'On Fleek with World.' While we can't control what other people say or think about ourselves, we can control our own thoughts and get laser-focused on who we want to be, and how we would like people to see us. At this point, I should explain what #onfleek means. Fleek is a slang term coined by a youngish girl on a youtube video (look it up if you must). The word, interpreted now by social media, means 'perfection' or 'perfect.' I want to get your thoughts, your ego back on track or on fleek. I have wrestled with assumptions about #opp. I have relegated myself to the fringes of my possibility with criticism of myself. It is time for me (and some of you) to put that party to bed.
REMEDY - Get laser-focused. Design a plan for what you want, what you really, really want (remember that song?), and get hyper-focused on it. Do you want more revenue by June? Do you want to move forward with a hobby? Do you want to take that expensive course? What do you want? I'm convinced not knowing what we want in life is responsible for taking captive our heads and hearts and snatching the magic of potential right from our souls.
DESIGN YOUR LIFE. CREATE A PLAN.