We all know someone who speaks beyond highly of his/herself. Like the one who is a bagger at the local grocery store but portrays himself as manager of grocery distribution. It’s great to think highly of yourself because you want to be somebody but don’t lie or put others down for your own gratification.
I had a conversation with an associate fairly recently who down played my position at work. It didn’t bother me because it happens ALL the time. We were talking about clothes & I didn’t like what I had on that day, I didn’t feel like it was “business casual” enough. This person says “well, with your position it really doesn’t matter what you wear.” Wait a minute was that shade? It sure was.
As the conversation went on, I noticed that I was talking less and they were talking more and more. Since they figured I was a nobody, they began to fatten their resume right before my eyes. Every now and then I would throw in a random question to see how big their head would get before exploding. I will ask you the same question three times, three different ways, just to see if you catch it. It cracks me up to play dumb with a true dummy who has no idea I’m actually playing with their intelligence.
It’s wonderful to imagine yourself doing more important things in life, on your job, etc. When you imagine those things it helps you to set goals to reach. Sometimes people get lost in their imagination & it only becomes a reality in their mind. In order to make it seem real, those people have to minimize others.
When you stop daydreaming and start making those dreams a reality, call me.