Work Hard, or be an Entitled Jerk?

A deeply philosophical question I’ve been wrestling with my whole life.

Turns out, you really gotta be both.
 

Work hard, hard enough to get people to take you seriously AND be an Entitled jerk so as to make sure you are being noticed… and that your efforts were never in vain… and that you’re not selling yourself short… or allowing yourself to be exploited.

you have to be an entitled jerk to achieve what?
I get what you’re saying about not selling yourself short, and not letting people walk all over you, but that’s not the same as being an entitled jerk.
but I don’t agree that you have to be a jerk to get noticed. or at least noticed positively. you can be a jerk and get noticed negatively, sure.