Quietly reach for a level above everyone else, but don’t tell everyone when you’ve reached it. Let them notice on their own. Recognize your strengths, but don’t brag.
If you’re better than other people at something, it’s because you’re lucky. You didn’t create yourself. You didn’t decide which country to be born in, or which era. You didn’t give yourself certain predispositions. Even your work ethic could be inherited from your parents or instilled in you by your culture. Be thankful, instead of proud.