Where Do I Start?
Be honest about your motives. Why are you really doing what you’re doing? Is it about you and your own advancement, or is it about creating a result that benefits others? Which are you more committed to? What does your behavior say? Sometimes we can surprise ourselves with the answers to these questions. If your ego or your need for status is getting in the way of creating the best result for others, be aware that this leaves you standing still, just waiting to be bypassed by someone who is fully committed just to getting the result. Rather than trying to defend yourself against this kind of bypass, it’s much more rewarding to stop undermining your growth with status seeking and take on a more cooperative attitude.