"Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are," Malcolm Forbes said.
I have a friend who is hugely talented, but has remained at a rock-bottom post for two decades in the newspaper industry. If only he had asserted himself, he would have reached the top.
We may be dubbed Narcissist, but I think life makes no sense if we do not have strong self-esteem.
Julius Caesar was captured by pirates. They negotiated with his friends and relatives for a big sum. An incensed Caesar told them: “You fools. Don’t quote such a measly sum for a person of my status. Double the price.” They did.
While waiting for the money for several days, he joined in their games and exercises, as if he was their leader and not prisoner. He also wrote poems, but repeatedly told them that once freed, he would raise an army, return and kill each of them.
He kept his word.