My tea bag label last night contained a profound lesson on ego, humility and limitations, and, coincidentally I was sharing tea with one of the most humble, ego-less people I know, my friend Kelly Fillnow. The tea read: when ego is lost, limit is lost.
Even more perfectly timed was that Kelly and I were preparing for the Charlotte Racefest Half Marathon the next morning, a race that Kelly won today with grace and humility with a low 6:00 minute pace on a very, very, and I repeat, very hilly course. The best thing about Kelly is her graciousness as a winner. After a race, Kelly won’t even talk about her race, instead, she spends her time asking everyone else about theirs’ and congratulating them empathically (and authentically). Kelly is the perfect example that when the ego is let free, limits don’t exist.
Lose your ego. This won’t happen easily, but it will happen if you authentically want it to. Lose your ego and loose your limits and then the world will be your limitless oyster.