Swallowing Your Pride - Tuesday Challenge


by Brandon Steiner May 20, 2013 0 Comments

"Time to eat all your words, open your eyes, swallow your pride."

-Tears for Fears

As I've said before, pride can be dangerous, because it gets in the way of us admitting we made a mistake, or asking for help. In other words, pride can keep us from growing.

Is there any doubt that the gentlemen above would have benefited from swallowing their pride and "fessing up" a little sooner? All they did was delay their own forgiveness and ability to move on.

Are their any current issues in your life you could move on from by swallowing your pride?

Last Tuesday I challenged you not to multi-task.

Today I have another simple - but not easy - challenge:

Admit you're wrong about something to someone, or ask for someone's help on something you've been trying to do yourself.

I know it can be pretty uncomfortable, but you can't grow without a little discomfort. It's impossible.

Besides: I GUARANTEE you that you won't choke by swallowing your pride.

On the contrary - I think you'll feel very relieved for it. A lot lighter!

Let me know how you do with this challenge - I'll try to post the most compelling stories.




Brandon Steiner
Brandon Steiner

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Brandon Steiner is the founder and chairman of Steiner Sports Marketing and Memorabilia, the largest company of its kind in America. Considered a sports marketing guru, Brandon is a permanent fixture in the media as a regular on ESPN NY Radio 98.7 FM and as host of "The Hook-Up with Brandon Steiner" on YES Network. He has appeared frequently on CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, ESPN, and in newspapers including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. The author of The Business Playbook: Leadership Lessons from the World of Sports and You Gotta Have Balls: How a Kid from Brooklyn Started From Scratch, Bought Yankee Stadium, and Created a Sports Empire, Brandon lives in Scarsdale, New York, with his wife, Mara and children Crosby and Nicole.




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