As I’ve heard said, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. I suppose that’s true, but in most situations, I would rather just quietly be putting in the work.

We seem to have more respect for those who don’t boast of their accomplishments, complain of their troubles or want attention for their ego to be filled. I do. I’m more drawn to those who take responsibility for where they are and put their head down to get back at it.

Now, those who speak up about where they’re going can be appreciated as well. Who doesn’t like an energetic person who knows exactly what they want in life.

A little humility and self-awareness is all. I think we could all use a bit more of that medicine.