Stoic Book Review: Ego is The Enemy – How to Deal With Lack of Results?


If you liked the review and want to read this masterpiece for yourself, you can get the book here: The Ego Is The Enemy

Ego is the enemy particularly speaks to risk takers, to people who have high ambitions. So wantrepreneurs. Listen up!

In our lives, we tend to go through 3 main phases.

  • We aspire
  • We succeed
  • We fail

Ego is there every step of the way with its individual symptoms. Here are some examples.

When we aspire to do something, we tend to think too highly of ourselves. We don’t want to do work for free to gain experience. We want success now. We want money now. But we forget something. Without experience and tangible skills, your vision is just a dream. So stay humble. Keep learning. Gain skills. Let other people chase success pre-maturely. You are smarter than that.

When we fail, we tend to blame ourselves, get discouraged and underestimate our abilities to achieve. We lower our standards and throw in the towel. Remember: You are never as good or as bad as you think you are. You may have fell down today. But you at least showed the courage to take action. Most people can’t even do that. Stand up and try again. Tomorrow is a new day.

When we succeed, we tend to let it go over our head. We start to take uncalculated risks. We don’t value the things we have. We stop learning and improving ourselves. Especially as adults, we no longer have the curiosity that young children have.


Because we think we already figured out life. We already know everything. We are already making a living from our 9-to-5 job. Why bother starting a business? We become complacent. We lose our drive and take it easy.

When you lose your drive to pursue your life’s purpose, success becomes a double-edged sword.

Ego Is The Enemy expands on these ideas, gives many examples and teaches you how to handle your ego. A must read to any Stoic student.

You can get the book here: The Ego Is The Enemy

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