This article is brilliant and should be read by all: bookofhook.blogspot.com/2013/03/smart-guy-productivity-pitfalls.html
Then, read these:
Edit: found this gem in the comments:
"The identity recalibration is really the best thing that can happen to you though, IMO. I work with high performers compared to me and that has pushed me to work faster, make better decisions, focus and generally level up. I think a wide swath of the programming world actively seeks to avoid a situation where the identity recalibration is even possible. The others go through that again and again making them better and beter."
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