Give yourself an assignment to be as much in the background as you can for an entire day. Stifle inclinations to compare yourself to anyone else or to draw attention to yourself. You can accomplish this by making a commitment to be interested in others today, substituting the pronoun I for you. So instead of saying, "I did this kind of work for years; let me tell you how you should proceed," remark, "You seem to be doing so well with your new business." In the language of the Tao, stay soft and gentle and you will endure.

Wayne Dyer in Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life