If you have to keep telling people about some accomplishment, no matter what the topic of conversation, ask yourself why that is. You may, of course, be very proud of something, and that’s great. But if you need to mention it incessantly, and repeat it to the same people continually, it may be what you feel is required to be accepted.
It’s not. And with strangers, it’s often a huge gaffe to boast about your trips or books or awards or credentials. TIAABB: There is always a bigger boat….
I’ll summarize the “Johnstown Flood Story” by telling you that a man famous for his recitation of the flood in Pennsylvania was admitted into heaven and told by St. Peter that he’d have to perform his talent for the heavenly hosts that evening.
“I’ll tell my flood story!” he exclaimed, “is there any thing I should know about the audience?”
“Well,” said St. Peter, “Noah will be there.”