As one pushes forward, troubles come up. Incompetence, careless mistakes, no-brainers—things like these get in the way for most people and are all to common in most organizations. When you face an uphill battle, scaling someone else’s pile of disaster, there’s one easy, win-all solution: Overcome by being evermore awesome.
Whatever disadvantage you were handed by someone else being a fool won’t affect you as long as you rise and grow. Work, prepare, produce. Those who manufacture problems for others will end up keeping them for themselves if you don’t buy. Then, they’re at the disadvantage, and you’re not.