I was practically 'advised' by my well wisher boss in this regard. I had narrated about the same in my response this thread.
Those who do not beat heir drums mostly get left out even with excellence, talents,abilities and results or any other favourable parameters. This is true in any sector or field n our life.
Non-violence is the greatest Dharma; So too is all righteous violence.
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
Likewise, we would have won many friends, if we do not take any success to our head, get things done, and go about own business as if nothing had ever happened. Most of those who achieve fame and money, do exactly this.
They are least bothered about the huge amount of fame that comes to them. They would tend to believe that it comes only because of a number of factors, apart from their own contribution.
The best example is Kamal Hasan, the legendary actor, who has acted in so many lovely films that he has even lost count of the numerous awards to his name. He would take one film at a time.
When asked about his superb and absolutely meticulous acting in the film called "Paapanasam," in which his acting actually scaled new heights, what with the particular Tamil slang of the particular area in which the film was based, he merely attributed it to the family of stars who acted alongside him, the excellent story narration and the superb sequences that went to weave a hugely absorbing story.
There are others like the singer S.P. Balasubramaniam and even many dancers.
It is such people who really teach us not to over act, not to take things to the other extreme and boast about our achievements. Remember, the competition is already very very tough. If we do not understand this, we are gone.
Let us observe humility in whatever we do, and get on with life.
These people influence others with their talks only and many people get highly impressed by their gestures and mannerisms.
These people are exposed when you ask them a favour. They will simply beat about the bush and make some execuse of not able to help you.
Knowledge is power.
We all should learn good presentation skills and see that our presentations and we will get the good attention of the people. This is true these days. If you are lagging behind in this area you will not get whatever is due to you also.
A very simple example. Just try standing in the queue to buy something at a fast food restaurant or at the metro station. If you are quiet and docile, there would be many who will squeeze in ahead of you. The same thing, if you are confident and give a stare or raise your voice, then the people behind you will lend their vocal support to you.
Being confident and making claims of achievements should be done have the right amount of experience and truth to back us up. If not we would be proven to be false at a later date and this mars our perception by people at the office, department, family, friends etc.