A client asked me this question recently. At first, I thought the answer was obvious. In my head, it was better to be good at what you did? Otherwise, there would be an integrity issue, right?
However, the more I thought about it, the less clear-cut my answer became. This led to more questions. For example:
What if you are good at what you do but you don’t think you are?
What if you aren’t as good as you think you are, but others think you are good at it? Does that make it all OK?
What if you are amazing at what you do but no one knows about it?
It was a great question. It also led into a second one which is given the above, on which area should you apply the most focus?