| | is ego a good thing or bad thing for exercise?
I've always thought of the ego as a negative thing in most cases. I've always thought of as something that makes you want to prove something your not, makes do things for the wrong reasons and always fails to yield the results you set after.
Then I got thinking, in terms of exercise and sport, is there not an element of ego and pride behind competition, the drive to improve and grow and the need to prove something to oneself?
My main question is, how does ego influence exercise?
Does it hinder progress or does it induce it?