People exaggerate their success a lot.

They forget that the performance or success they achieved are given or even luck based. By means that the success they brag is not because of their work.

Example:

Stock market: Many investors blame the market when their stocks decline and credit themselves with wise investing when the same stocks rise.

Leader: Many people who think themselves as a leader, even though that they are arbitrarily chosen as a leader, feel that they reserve the right to exaggerate that they deserve more praise than that of the member of the group.

There are many other example that many people exaggerate about their success and forgot being thankful.

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