This week’s focus point: One reader objected to my description of Nantucket last week, demanding that I provide more “practical help.” The fact that this is a free newsletter was not apparently appreciated! Then a woman on Twitter admonished me for not taking seriously EVERY piece of unsolicited feedback I receive, saying I showed “poor leadership”! If we allow people having a bad day, or the zealots who believe that if we’re not following their value path we’re astray, to influence our daily behavior, we are mere ping pong balls in a game played by others. Unless you request it, you have no obligation to tolerate (much less accommodate) one-off, nonsensical feedback. Even when you solicit the feedback, after listening carefully, you’re under no obligation to adopt it. This is neither hubris nor arrogance, it’s merely judgment. And too many times we allow our judgment to be undermined through the polite but self-undermining habit of trying to please those who insist we conform to their needs and beliefs. The best belief is in yourself.
Monday Morning Perspective: The best part of an affair is going up the stairs. Desire is always more satisfying than fulfillment. — French saying
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