GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
"Why, yes, I am ALL THAT ... and a bag of chips."
"When I want to hear something intelligent, I start talking."
"But enough about me. What do YOU think of me?"
Know someone who utters these or similar phrases --- and ISN'T kidding? Blech, so do I. There certainly doesn't seem to be a shortage of the type, unfortunately.
You know; that individual who's all about ... well, that individual. Sure, it would be handy to know everything about everything -- except for the fact that: no one on the third rock from the sun actually does. #getoveryourself
My big cousin Dean, who was like another brother to me growing up, used to joke about people who are arrogant, egocentric or have an over-inflated sense of self. Their mantra for life, he would always say, was: "I like me. Who do you like?"
While confidence is a must in the business world and a plus in life (generally speaking), self-centeredness --especially taken to the extreme-- is not only typically offensive and rude; it's a downright negative.
Believing your own press, tooting your own horn, nominating yourself for PERSON OF THE YEAR...well, this is the sort of thing that alienates one from the rest of us who are mere mortals, ya dig? Not to mention, it's really bad form to pat yourself on the back; both literally and figuratively. #awkward
Besides, how can you grow, learn, improve, mature or develop if you don't surround yourself with folks who are smarter than you? Just a little something to consider; from someone who's old enough to have learned that:
1. You never stop learning
2. There's ALWAYS someone smarter out there; and probably a lot closer than you think
3. Compliments are meant to be given away
Matthew 23 - Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples, saying, "...You have but one teacher, and you are all brothers. Call no one on earth your father; you have but one Father in heaven. Do not be called 'Master'; you have but one master, the Christ. The greatest among you must be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted."