You might be worth more in a different environment

Being in an environment that doesn’t see your value is like if no one ever told Tiger Woods about golf courses and he spent his career playing mini-putt.

He might be able to do extremely well in the environment, but would never excel to his full potential.

It also means that he wouldn’t have ever been paid as well.

It’s hard to know how much your skills are worth if you only have what’s in front of you as a reference, but if you never step out of your environment to discover what else is out there, you might never find out.