*_Creativity is intelligence having fun._*
— _Albert Einstein_
When you don’t need to impress, you’re free to excel. When not preoccupied with taking credit, you become more effective at taking action.
If you’re not wasting energy on being offended, you have more energy to put into being productive.
If you can quickly let go of resentment, envy, anger and frustration with others, you can latch on to the best opportunities.
Ask yourself: Do you want to just look good, or do you want to achieve great things?
This is because when your primary goal is to burnish your image, then your image will suffer because even a child can see through that. The best thing for your image is to forget about your image and focus on all the ways you can make a difference.
No one but you really cares how impressive you are. Everyone cares about the authentic value you manage to add to their lives.