The Measure of a Man

Thank you for visiting my blog ~ Talk to Karl.  I know it’s been a while, but I’m back.

What is the measure of a man?   I answer that with the following:
“The measure of a man is not the size of his ego but the strength of his character.”

A person’s ego can get in the way of negotiating the best deal, of doing business with the perfect client, of hiring the ideal associate, of getting fantastic service, and more.   What is it about us that causes us to sabotage our own best interests and the best interests of others, even those we care about?

I think it has a great deal to do with how we’ve been conditioned vis a vis competition.   We think that if we don’t beat “so-and-so,” we’ll lose. So in order to not lose, we make sure we beat “so-and-so.”   And how does he feel about losing? He’ll make sure it never happens again.   Sounds like a viscious cycle to me.

An eye for an eye results in a world that is blind.” Mahatma Gandhi

If we can leave our ego at the door and work toward doing the right thing and always helping others (paying it forward, for example), we stand the best chance of winning in the end.    I believe that when we pay more attention to being true to ourselves and treating others well, we will accomplish all that we want.

Thank you for visiting, and I look forward to your comments.

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All the best,


Karl R. Zimmer III

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