Petinka @Pif_4e: Does a person necessarily need to be arrogant in order to become successful in their job?
The more humble a person is on the job (for example, the more credit you give to others), the more successful you will be.
The more ideas you have without taking credit, the more successful you will be.
The more emptiness you carve out in your heart of jealousy, envy, of arrogance, the more the entire world will rush in to fill that emptiness with abundance.
The less you try to dominate people, the more people will come to you for your guidance and advice.
The less you try to control, the more control will be given to you.
This I know from experience. The more I give up my expectations, the more I try to ride my expectations over others, the more is given to me in every way. I’ve been offered CEO jobs by giving up all interest in them. I’ve been offered money right when I’ve given up all need of ever making it again. I met the woman I’m married to precisely when I gave up (and was fine with it) hope of meeting someone who would satisfy my expectations.
Life bends to you when you stop trying to master it. Life is a storm. And when the tree bends, it survives in the storm longer than the tree that tries to stay strong and not move during the storm.
Example from the corporate world: Google. The most popular website on the planet. What does Google do? If you ask it “tell me about chemistry” it says back to you, “I know nothing about chemistry but here are ten sites that no more than me. Why don’t you check them out first.” Google itself has no content. It only gives credit to others. And that is the reason we always go back to it.