Being the biggest fish in a small pond is bad. All growth stops. There’s no growth, just ego.
It’s better to be a smaller fish in a big pond, growing. That means learning from others who know more or differently than you.
If you ever feel like you’re lost in the sauce, but you’re trying really hard, then don’t worry. There’s no sauce, and you’re not lost. You’re a small fish in a big pond. Congratulations, you’re growing.
If you want, check out this thread. It threw me for a loop. (still is)