“The squeaky wheel gets the grease” is one of those sayings that has stood the test of time. Check it out: You’ve planned to do the weekly grocery shopping and while walking the aisles you take the opportunity to do some leisurely thinking, mindfulness, whatever. Suddenly, there’s an ear-splitting, screeching, fingernails-scratched-across-the-blackboard noise that makes the hair stand up on the back of your neck. Someone has grabbed that shopping cart with the squeaky front wheel and now the annoying buggy that needs a lube job is all you hear for the rest of the time you’re in the store! Great—so what’s the big deal?
There’s something to be said about getting others to take notice; similar to the way we get annoyed by mosquitos buzzing around us. We make sure to pay attention to where it is and what it’s doing—killing it if we’re quick enough—so that we can avoid getting bitten. How about when it involves things we’re passionate about or believe in? Like when you’re trying to get a new business idea going, sell your latest product, drop a new beat, or pursue a new relationship. Being persistent, refusing to give up, and staying the course are what it takes to be this kind of insect. How much are you willing to be a “pest” to do what you need to do? Only those with a coat of armor, tough skin, and not being afraid to get in folks’ face while ignoring haters need apply. But in the end, it will be worth it. Comments are always welcome.
“You are so annoying!”