“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman
How much of what you do, would you say is ego driven? One indicator of this is whether you await or actively seek the approbation of others when you accomplish things and then don’t feel fulfilled if you don’t get it.
Feedback is useful and important, but predicating that which you do on the likelihood of getting personal praise greatly limits your effectiveness in living. Your scope of personal accomplishment is not based solely on what you alone can do, rather, it is magnified by your ability to achieve in concert with others.
It can be useful to ask yourself how well you get along with others when engaged in the business of achieving. Looking honestly at how you feel when others receive for things you’ve done is also revealing of the state of your sense of self.
If you truly understand your value, you would not see it as being based on outer recognition. Your true value is absolute, whether or not it is recognized or appreciated by others.
That said, you must let it be revealed for it to have any meaning. And how you reveal it is perhaps one of the most important matters to which you can give the attention of your heart and mind, that you will ever encounter in living.