I’m exhausted from people taking from me. My job is thinking, I don’t push paperwork, I don’t have a nice litte routine, I’m supposed to think up new stuff, new ideas, new concepts. Well I’m f*cking all thought out for the moment. My kids testing me on all angles. TC called to see if I was booking the Italy trip, what am I? His travel agent? Luckily, my wife hasn’t asked for much help of late.
Do you ever feel like you’re all “give” out? Who gives back to you? If you offer do, people simply take, without looking back?
This isn’t “new”, don’t we all feel like we’re doing “more than our share” in a relationship?
I always chuckle, 70% of business managers think they rank in the top 10% in terms of management skill. Well dude, the math doesn’t work, does it? I guess 70% of us think we’re super at our personal relationships. Math doesn’t work here either. I hated math.
I was at dinner with my Indonesian friend and though I’m not interested in him, he’s quite attentive to me. He ordered, poured my tea, served my food and was generally concerned that I be relaxed and enjoy myself. I should be nicer to him because he’s clearly giving to me. I hate to characterize an entire region, but this is the Asian culture that I like.
We all like to “get”, some of us descend to becoming “takers”, but do we stop and appreciate when people “give”. It’s easy to forget to say thank you, overlook a note of appreciation or simply recognize the efforts of another. None of us is shy about accepting these comments.
So I hope I and you will do a better job on this front, you can start today, there no lines, no waiting.