Let's admit there's no way you can have a successful corporate life by being perfectly pious.
Because frankly, you're not perfect (read: you're a crap).
And, sadly, so does people around you. Your co-workers, your boss, the directors, and yes, even the tea-lady.
It's the genetic legacy we human carry, and because of our collective imbecility produces cumulative mediocrity, we are caught in the fundamental barrier to career success:
And the saying goes with "To Forgive is Divine". How true. And weak as well. Don't merely forgive lest we'll miss some hidden opportunities. Therefore, I'm going to replace it with:
Here’s how your daily cookie cutting works.
1-interpret your boss’s expectations.
2-then set certain objectives to fulfil those expectations.
3-work hard and deliver your performance.
4-measures your performance.
5-decides whether you perform as expected.
But, as the above chart explains, things are much more complicated than it seems.
*Your interpretation of your boss's expectation isn't always true (Gap 1),
*What you intend to deliver doesn't always correspond those interpretations (Gap 2),
* What you actually deliver doesn't always equal what you intend to deliver (Gap 3),
*as you can see, your boss doesn't always see what you actually deliver (Gap 4 & 5).
Had these gaps didn't exist, I'm sure your face is beaming with smiles on your way to work every morning. But that's not the case.
"There's no point being pious, when human are full of flaws."