There is a huge error I make regularly: I underestimate my impact on people.
I never see myself as they see me. I forget that the feelings I have for them are reciprocated. It leads me to make very stupid decisions.
This weekend, I had a chance to see the Long-Distance Fling. My business partner was there in the same city in which LDF was on vacation with his friends. I have business there. I could have pushed for inclusion. I didn’t.
In fact, I was grateful to be excluded, assuming that the LDF, being an inveterate playboy whose every post about his near weekly travel plans brings women worldwide out of the woodwork to comment how much they hope to see him, already had women lined up.
I did not say this to the LDF, I just unilaterally decided “nah.” I was too afraid of rejection to even have the conversation with him.