Never outshine the Master: always make those above you feel comfortably superior. If you desire to please or impress them, do not go too far in displaying your talents or you might accomplish the opposite — inspire fear and insecurity. Make your masters appear more brilliant than they are and you will attain the heights of power.
This is truly been a conundrum, and occasional burden, a point of frustration, along the way. It is most unfortunate the apparent necessity to conceal personal talent, zealousness, desire to accomplish great things, and to contribute in a positive way all for the sake of observing this rule. Life has been a series of chess moves, always maneuvering, always moving, and leveraging opportunity on my way to the prize.