Breaking the cycle of an energy pocket that wanted to keep you in limbo is a good feeling bust the stagnant bubble.
I would rather carry around a plastic bag with five thousand Euro inside, than carry around a Louis Vuitton/Gucci/Prada bag with only one hundred Euro inside
Don't focus on trying to be 'the best'. Focus on being irreplaceable.
I've noticed that overt 'intelligence'/ know-it-all behavior is often used to mask internal emptiness.