Don't allow room for pride or manipulation in your heart. God will always take the humble to high places because the humble realize that it's not about building their own name, it's about continuing to build God's name. Motives matter to God. What are your motives behind what you do? If your motives are off God may never take you to the places you want to go; and if you get there on your own, you won't have peace there. Make sure you check your motives. Low places come to those whom are proud, but high places come to those whom are humble.
"But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
- Matthew 23:12 NLT