How to Lose My Ego
I grew up in the south side of Chicago with a love for soccer. I ate, drank, and slept soccer. Had some trouble in middle school but got my act together and got an offer to play D1. While playing and winning a ton as both in high school and in college, I got into banking. Loved the lifestyle and prestige that came with it from someone who used to eat school lunch food stamps, and worked ridiculously hard. Got into adoing healthcare this past summer, and I was so proud to be doing awesome. I was better than the other interns from a work perspective straight up, but my comments at the end of the summer was that I needed to be more humble coming back full time. Not in an aggressive way. But be more open to learning. Here's the thing: I like learning. I actually do think I'm humble. I don't think I'm better than anyone, and I'm willing to work harder than anyone. Please don't kill me for saying this but I think I just am willing to do more grunt for the end goal. I was coming in on saturday/sunday mornings to learn how to use fact set, how do make better CIMs, etc. And yeah, I'm smart but I wasn't born with it. I don't have an entitled attitude. I'm not supposed to be here. My best friend in high school slung kush to pay for dinner for fucks sake. I made it my own way. And anyone that knows me knows I give to others in any way I can. I think the humble comment comes from the fact that I'm confident (Not cocky). I know what I am capable of, and I like to be a high performer. It's in my DNA. It's how I got here. Hell, this whole thing probably makes me seem like a jack ass. I just really want to do well and want to be known for my work and my good attitude. Not for being "that guy". Any tips on how to humble yourself? How do you convey that vs mean it? I'm proud of my past, and I'm excited for my future. I just want to be do it in the best way I can. Thank you
EDIT: I understand I sound like a piece of shit in this. I said that in the post that "This whole thing probably makes me seem like a jack ass". Looking for advice on being humble not trying to start a fight in a food court here.