I once heard a speech about one’s development at workplace.
The workplace is a marathon, not a 100-meter sprint.
Although companies and work center on tasks,
the core of the workplace lies in human beings. People are the most valuable resource in this cooperative network.
Everyone’s field of work is limited,
so is everyone’s vision.
Therefore, it is really foolish to completely abandon networks at former workplaces.
Also, everyone inevitably has his or her own flaws and it is impossible for one to run precisely like a component.
However, it is often easier for us to notice the mistakes of others and to treat our own adversities at work as challenges.
The most important point is that skills are only a very limited part of the work, while the most important factor in workplace cooperation is trust among people.
In many cases, the information in the workplace is asymmetrical.
Some good opportunities will only be known to a limited number of people.
And we do not like to give such opportunities to those who make us uncomfortable.
So, you don’t have to flatter everyone.
You should know that no matter how impressive one’s professional skills are, one is not rare against the entire employment population.
Not to mention that most people’s skills are not impressive at all.