How often do you cheat yourself? How often do you say you're not good enough or fast enough or young enough? How often do you defer to someone else's judgment when you know, just KNOW, that they are wrong?
There are times to defer. Humility is a strength. It's also important to take care of yourself and to look out for your own interests. People can only respect you as much as you respect yourself.
Never cheat yourself and you're far less likely to ever cheat anyone else.
-- doug smith