There are many factors that can cause one to adopt this reasoning. Maybe you were looked over for a promotion. Someone took the credit for a shared project and you were completely cut out leaving your boss slacked off. You are taken advantage of because you are smaller or bigger or in general do not fit the mold regarding certain peer groups. It could also be your own self-doubt. Whatever it is, try this quality out to see if it may help you in your particular situation.
Humility. Webster's dictionary says that humility is freedom from pride and arrogance; lowliness of mind; a modest estimate of one's own worth; an act of submission or courtesy.
Interesting isn't it? It is a quiet word yet speaks volumes. If used correctly it keeps you balanced, reasonable, peaceful. We do not see much peace in most working arenas today, why? People do not care about one another the way they may have been moved to in times past.
Take one moment to think back on a pleasant experience you have had more recently or long ago. Hopefully you won't have to go too far back to recall a good memory when dealing with a crisis or issue. How did you feel when the problem was resolved? Good, right? No arguments, fussing or fighting. No backbiting or seething comments through verbal association or in texts, emails. Whatever it was worked out smoothly, why? When humility is displayed you think about what is best for not only yourself but what is best for all parties involved.
Humility also helps you to see that you have limitations. Following a path blindly because you didn't check your ego can cause more than feathers to be ruffled. You could lose precious time, resources and opportunities to improve or advance your career, family wellness. You may get away for a while putting on a steely exterior but what will it do you you, your family, friends, workmates, etc over time? Putting on the quality of humility can vastly change your focus, drive, realities and set in motion a better you. Also, honesty is closely linked to humility and decifers true from false.
We all deserve to put our best out for the world to see so try to work in a little humility and you'll see what I am talking about and let me know how that is working for you!