Law 1: Robert Greene 48 Laws Of Power
- 1 Law 1: Robert Greene 48 Laws Of Power
- 2 OUR MISSION
- 3 OUR VISION
Law 1: Never Outshine the Master
This law literally changed my life.
I struggled in my high-tech career back when I was a computer engineer. I was not getting promoted even after working hard in the company. I was getting mad and frustrated until I came across this book.
The first law totally blew my mind. I realized I was blatantly going against it all the time:
- I was constantly trying to outshine my boss.
- I would tell him when he was wrong.
- I would show him and my VP why my ideas were amazing.
- I was constantly trying to prove how amazing and how smart I was.
But as soon as I read Law 1, I started changing my ways:
- I made a decision to never try to prove how smart and how talented I was.
- I stopped trying to prove why I was right and they were wrong, even if that was the case.
- I stopped trying to impress my boss or my VP.
Within 3 months I got promoted. It was shocking.
Here’s why this law works:
- The people above you want to appear smarter and more talented than you.
- When you show off how good you are, others tend to feel insecure. They start to resent and envy you.
- These people don’t want you to grow and threaten them.
The superiority of a subordinate over his superiors can be fatal for the subordinate. Keep this law in mind.
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