When I just started the #TMP operation, someone unsubscribed from #TMP and my first reaction was “ouch”!
“My posts must have really turned bad.”
“I knew I shouldn’t have commited to write everyday!”
“I’ll run out of things to say!”
So, I started to re-read the most recent 10 or so posts. Trying to understand what might have pissed off my subscriber.
After finding no fault, I chatted up some subscribers on my BBM and Whatsapp seeking their comments on most recent entries of #TMP. I got commended; the posts are great!
I was going paranoid!
A few days later, the same subscriber re-subscribed. Unsubscribed by accident and now re-subscribed.
Phew! Lesson learnt!
I have learnt to pay attention and focus to my work and the people it serves as opposed to running after everybody.
Not everybody will get what I want to do – and its OK. Planning to please everybody is a recipe for disaster.
It seems by default that as human beings, we tend to pay too much attention to criticism and people that hurt us than to people that love us and encourage us.
We tend to pay more attention to the 3 people seated at the back and not paying attention to us, than to the 497 other people in the room listening with rapt attention.
We tend to offer ridiculous concessions to the pain-in-the-side customers and lord it over the loyal customers that really love us.
I choose to give my full attention to people who care enough to give me theirs.
That’s how I think it should be.
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