Stillness is the Key
An uncontrolled ego leads to either insecurity or grandeur, and both these states lead to misery.
Stillness requires strength and confidence. It can’t come from the unstable grounds of ego.
Confidence comes through when you know what matters and the opinions of others don’t inflate your opinions of yourself or of the situation. With it, confidence brings clarity of where you need to go and how to get there.
If we try to force things into the ideal shape, we will only end up frustrated and miss our target. Instead, we must embrace the fluid nature of the world and let go of the outcome.
Only by focusing on doing each step to the best of our ability can we reach success.
When you decided the outcome, you can’t adapt to the changes around you.
The Tiger Woods scandal provides the perfect example of how being out of balance can throw a person’s whole life into chaos. Tiger could remain the picture of calmness on the golf course, but his personal life was in turmoil. The undercurrent of his personal life, just like at see, brought down his career and his entire life.