It's fine to have a healthy ego. When it holds you back, it's a detriment. Pride can be injurious to your chances of becoming successful.
I suffered through a few instances recently where my pride got in the way of my common sense. Those close to me wanted to help me through some situations. I thought that I knew better but in its own special way, the universe hit me over the head with a jackhammer to tell me to get off my high horse, submerge my ego and accept good things.
I had to own the negative feelings before I could move on. I checked out of Ego City, at least for a little bit
So what about you? Have you checked out of Ego City, at least temporarily?