When we are provided with freedom to act on our terms and get a job done and if we succeed in them then it gives us a double confidence that we can do anything. We may impress our boss or senior with our work but we should not forget that the boss or senior want to get the job done and for the same reason provided with us freedom to do the work. We should not start considering oursleves very important as, my boss still remains my boss and thinking that I can do anything when given freedom then, I am grossly mistalen, as no one in indispensable.
Freedom to do things my way and encoragement to do something which I cannot, is just a push to apply what we already know and learn what we don't know. An organization runs under a set protocol and they will not change for anyone as the protocols have also been drafted and implemented after a long test run and these rules are and should be unbiased to all.
Live before you leave.
When you get some encouragement from your boss, you feel confident and you work more vigorously. You may be getting an elevation in your position and that will give you additional responsibilities and authorities. Some people will not understand this difference and they will exceed the limits and they will getting warnings from superiors. Ultimately their confidence levels will come down. This one should understand and act accordingly.
Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.