When I was quite young
My grandfather told me a story
He said a mosquito wanted to toast a very beautiful lady
but it was too small and too insignificant for the lady to notice it
So the mosquito device a plan to get the lady's attention by sending emissaries to the lady's family
The emissaries dressed very well and were loaded with gifts
They said they came on behalf of their master to ask for the beautiful lady's hand in marriage
The beautiful lady's family members were swept off their feet
They were sure her beauty had attracted a prince charming
asked the lady if she would like to accept the gifts from her suitor
She said Yes!
They asked the emissaries to present their master
Mr. Mosquito flew into the room
Everybody started to laugh
They were sure it was a practical joke
The mosquito raised its voice and said "Even if
I look so small and insignificant in your eyes, do you not pause to wonder how I am able to amass the wealth that was presented in your house today?
Do you still think I am insignificant?
Should I prove how powerful I am to you or would you consider the evidence before you and
take me seriously?
The lady and her family had a meeting
Nobody wanted to make Mr. Mosquito angry
He was obviously a man of great wealth and accomplishments
The evidence spoke for itself
So the lady accepted his gift and gave him an audience
Mr. Mosquito married her a few weeks
The morale of the story, as my grandfather explained it was "If you are smart and you know you belong to the top, don't wait until somebody notices you and makes room for you! Do great things and make a lot of noise about your deeds. Carve a place for yourself at the top!
I didn't know how to put that principle to work until I heard Jose Mourinho's "I am the special one's interview"
Nobody had ever had the audacity to blow his own trumpet like that before in coaching history
It was arrogant and totally indecent in it's colouring but the world paid
He was Mr. Mosquito, he was a nobody who achieved a great feat and dared to make a lot of noise about it
Of course many people hated him for it but I found that quality oddly familiar as I read the scriptures
A certain man stood in front of religious leaders and called
himself the resurrection and the life!
How Audacious
The same man also said He and God were one
That statement almost led to that character being stoned to death
There are several ways to rise to the top
The Mourinho way is as legal as the Fergusson way
And I love both men!

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