If there’s anything that I’ve learn from this three month journey, I believe one of them would be to always execute plans based on how I want things to be, instead of involving others and waiting for their approval/blessings. This is concluded from the two kinds of people that I’ve interacted with:
1. The Politically Correct
This category of people want to let themselves be seen in the best light and therefore they always sound the most positive and supportive of your plans. Then they give a somewhat valid reason to buy themselves some time for “decision making”. Meanwhile, time goes by and they continue to drop hints of their interests now and then. This is with my continual reminders that they are not obliged to follow my plans and are free to do as they wish. Finally, when it seems that there is no more time for delays, such as when the plan was to be executed in less than 12 hours, they pull out. And it comes bundled with an extremely meaningless excuse which could have been given on the first day the plan was discussed.
This is disgusting and I have totally no respect for this kind of people. Why, in Huizhi’s words, lead people on, and make them wait for you?
In my case study, I just totally ignored the following instant messages that came in and went on ahead, at full blast, to make the necessary purchases and plans. Costs have increased because of the delayed purchase, similar to flight tickets where the later you buy, the more expensive they’d be. Fortunately, the plan went on smoothly the next day, although I have the nagging feeling that it could have been more perfect if I’ve had known of the decision days earlier.
2. The Forgetful
I am more forgiving towards this group of people because I am forgetful myself.
Plans were made or were briefly discussed, but they were not executed because by the time it was meant to be executed, people were not ready. Then there is no point to carry out the plan anymore since it’s past the optimal time and if I am lucky, the plan may be postponed to a later date. I’d just need to shuffle my schedule around and make it work.
Sigh~ I don’t know what I am blabbering about but this Sunday does not seem like a good day.