My message to Adam Grant:
I read your thoughts about humble narcissism and authenticity.
Islam teaches a middle path between passive monasticism and machiavellian action. Hadith teaches about self rights. The first Caliph taught: If I am right, cooperate with me. If I am wrong correct me.
Shariah or sacred law is an example of outside in transformation. When we grow our beards and cover our heads, we act pious and then the inward spiritual journey tries to reach the spiritual utopia the sacred outside represents.