"When I’m incredibly passionate about something, I tend to be stubborn. And when I recognize a problem, I’m not one to keep it inside. As a result, I have had some situations with teammates and clients in which I have been rather abrasive with my delivery of a no.
Fearful that I won’t be heard or understood, I have overemphasized my position to the point that people don’t hear what I said but how how I said it.
Having been made aware of this issue and given the opportunity to fix it, I can freely admit now that it was getting in the way of my ultimate goal—helping people."
How did a random blogger describe so perfectly what my life was like this week? Maybe it's because it's a lesson I need to learn. Or maybe it's just about time that I learned it.
Or maybe a little of both. Either way, I'm grateful.