The inspiring leader and successful businessman Vijay Eswaran acknowledges that ego is a major obstacle to learning and expanding one’s horizons. Vijay Eswaran is a motivational speaker, generous philanthropist, and founder and Executive Chairman of the QI Group of Companies.
The QI Group of Companies has conducts business in areas including education, real estate, direct selling, hospitality, and retail in several countries around the world. Mr. Eswaran is also the author of a best-selling book ‘In the Sphere of Silence. He also is a renowned writer of various publications and articles as well. As a leader in business and as a philosopher Vijay Eswaran acknowledges the ego as one of the main obstacles to one’s ability to learn and grow.
In fact, the ego can be the opposing force to the advancement and the seizing of opportunities to learn. Ego can prevent you from learning from mentors, teachers and other instructors with valuable insight into life and business. Driven by ego a person can become self-absorbed and operate with the sense of knowing everything, which limits their ability to see new ideas to learn and grow. Furthermore, the ego can be manifest in various forms.
One of the most recognizable forms of ego is the aggressive ego. The aggressive ego can be seen through acts of anger and other aggressive behavior exhibited. The other passive ego trait is not as easily recognized but it is still detrimental none the less to the learning process. Vijay Eswaran asserts by assuming that you know everything you don’t open yourself up to the opportunity to learn anything.
In fact, by thinking that you know everything you’re confusing your identity and knowledge base with your ego and intern reject new ideas and new patterns of thinking. Consequently, once you start assuming that you know everything the learning process comes to an end. As a result, Vijay Eswaran acknowledges that the ego is a major obstacle to the learning process.
Find out more about Vijay Eswaran: https://www.businessforhome.org/2012/11/vijay-eswaran-ceo-qnet-featured-in-forbes/