Last Updated on June 12, 2021
More advice to myself.
One thing I am still working on, is always replying. I struggle with it, I have years of text messages, emails etc that I never replied to, and it eats away at me.
It’s particularly challenging when it’s a reply that is going to disappoint someone (procrastination to avoid the emotional discomfort) or the reverse – a reply when I’ve been disappointed.
Always reply to disappointing news
Whenever I get disappointing new, maybe it’s rejection for some personal or professional opportunity, I have the urge to not reply. There’s many times I haven’t, that I wish I had.
When the tables are turned and I disappoint someone – maybe I didn’t choose their company for a service or didn’t hire them for a project – I always notice and appreciate it so much when they responds, even if it’s very brief. I want to be the kind of person who always does that too.