44: Ego Is Still The Enemy

Ryan Holiday and his book ‘Ego is the Enemy’ is still impacting me

Just the other day I saw how my ego and ultimately insecurities can get in the way of my progress or even in a simpler way, my enjoyment of life

Pride and insecurities are two sides of the same coin. Both are ultimately emotions the ego uses to protect itself

There’s nothing harder than letting go of something when you feel like you’re in the right. That entitled feeling causes me to hold on to the ‘wrongs’ done to me like my life depended on it

My ego flares up, my pride comes to the forefront and in that moment, if left unchecked, I could behave in ways that could alter my life for the worst

Ego will always be with me. Ego will always seek to ‘protect me’ and ego will also get in my way if I leave it unchecked

So will yours too if you let it

Be well

SRZ

38: So Close

Heartbroken 😦

We came so close

Chants of “it’s coming home” have been growing by the day

My workplace threw their entire support behind our boy by transforming the workplace into an England decorated zone

And the English squad, in turn, grew our hopes that this could be the year that football truly came home

But it was not to be

Croatia are a study in perseverance and determination

1-0 down for 60 minutes of the game and completely dominated by England yet they kept working to wear our boys down until they finally got the break they were looking for

Overall it’s been a successful campaign for England, we weren’t expecting to go this far

Nobody was

It’s been a very long time since an English squad captured the hearts and hopes of its nation and this young squad certainly did that but this time around it wasn’t enough

I’m not even a football crazed guy

Far from it but yet the pain of loss is still real

We came so close

Our boys did us proud

It WILL eventually come home

Just not this time

Let the Lions Roar!!!!

Serge