Jul 21, 2008

E-G-O, the driver, but why?

this is a question i have been asking myself. while i am into a lot of literature which talks of taming this, and i fully well understand the value of the logic, i am not able to get out of its clutches.
the other day, the CEO of a bank whom i had interviewed last year, recognised me in a conference... gave me a big boost.
some other day, got an appreciating comment from another CEO of another bank, who was the subject of my story some two odd months back, has agreed to write a piece for us and has sent it too... gave me another high.
while appreciation is something positive, why does the feeling of happiness follow it? why am i not able to separate what i do, as part of my work, from i-me-myself? any tips?

3 comments:

deep said...

working with c-e-o's cud naturally give e-g-o's a boost!but then,ego need not necessarily have to be identical with satisfaction at a work well done.Getting a high for oneself aint bad.If one really wants to get out of this, I guess the only way is to turn full time hesel-in-charge,h-i-e that is!

imemyself said...

sheta full time hoa mushkil... oi je multi-tasking kore kore habit hoe geche... and by the way, even cooks have great egos...

deep said...

my cookery skills extend at the most to maggi, so lemme not speak of cooks' egos.