There’s nothing like a bout with ego to throw us off our game.
When thinking about productivity versus reactivity, I’d certainly rather be executing my plan than responding to someone else’s.
It’s that bit of practical strategy that often gets lost when the ego is inflamed. Clap backs mean we’ve completely abandoned our plan & redirected our energy toward some outside disturbance that we deem to lack integrity.
Standing our ground should be practical too.
When our egos are inflamed, it’s so important that we have people & practices that help us pause and unpack. Stepping on the gas until ego is at 11 means they’ve won - all while our real goals remain at a standstill.
Can you tell I am really talking to myself?