I saw on LinkedIn the other day someone had liked a post that talked to getting ahead and how “x” would help you get ahead. The idea of getting ahead in the post felt odd to read, it felt selfish. It was all about “yourself” and “you” and nothing about the team or the people around you.
In my experience it’s not selfishness that helps one get ahead. Instead it’s being nice, hard working and helping the smart people around you that leads to success. There is the added benefit of delivering a better product/service and leaving you feeling good.
My primary school’s motto always stays with me: Consider Others.