All this time, I’ve bashed myself at being a flaker. Picture this.
Someone invites me to a party. I say yes. And I mean it. I really mean it when I say yes. I’m actually excited to go to the party.
Party day comes, I’m still psyched.
As I’m doing my thing, I dress up and the heaviness starts. But I do dress up. Then I go back to whatever it is I’m doing– usually it involves my laptop.
Then I delay and say to myself “I’ll be a little late, it won’t matter, it’s a party”.
And then I start to take off my shoes. And then my socks. And then my shirt. And then at some point I say to myself “they won’t miss me, it’s a party, I should finish what I’m doing, I have to do this…”
Another party flaked on.
My new year’s resolution was just this– to attend every party I say yes to. And last night, I flaked on one again. And I wanted to go but I was fixated on this script I was writing, again. And this morning, I read this article and it all made sense. I’m just a selfish creative bastard is why.
My mistake is that I don’t say No. And I should. Hmmm.
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