2 Corinthians 10:17-18 (NIV)
17But, Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord. 18For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.
*Anything we obtain should be all about thanksgiving towards God, and not what we believe we do for ourselves. It is God who gave you the wisdom and knowledge to maneuver through a certain task or be successful. We do not just come up with things on our own. What you do and who you are from a positive standpoint was generated through God's efforts, should be a reflection of Christ, and it's preparation for your purpose and the type of people you will encounter. Are you giving yourself too much credit? Is God really approving everything you do or pursue, or are you going at things blindly or listening to men? If we stay focused on allowing the things we do and say to reflect Christ, and we depend on Him, we wouldn't stifle His approval to grant us with the best. Leave Christ's opinion in all you do, and He will continue to excel us and see us through.