Could it be said that what Jesus says in verse 35 pokes some serious holes in our success orientation?
Mark 9:33 After they arrived at Capernaum and settled in a house, Jesus asked his disciples,
"What were you discussing out on the road?"
34 But they didn't answer, because they had been arguing about which of them was the greatest.
35 He sat down, called the twelve disciples over to him, and said,
"Whoever wants to be first must take last place and be the servant of everyone else."