The greatest challenge for the year.
There’s the tendency to create an ideal setting in anything we do. One tries to do everything one can just to make sure everything will be closest to the ideal. But the ideal setting is ideal because it’s not real. It took quite a while before I realized that.
With the effort exerted into achieving something comes the expectation that other people are to exert the same amount of attention and time. Again, that’s what is ideal – NOT real.
What defines one’s work is not only the quality of work, but also how one communicates one’s outputs and the relationship one establishes with people s/he will be working with and the person who commissioned the work. Relatively, the easiest would be making sure one comes up with a quality output. The rest requires a real setting for one to learn.
One can blame age for being easily irritated whenever things do not go according to plan. Idealism would be a convenient excuse. Diplomacy is something I really need to work on – harder. It’s a good thing I am surrounded by people I can learn that from. It never fails to amaze me how they do whatever they do. And it gives me hope. It is possible. It’s just a matter of will.