I love it when people project their problems onto you.
They’re messy so you must be messy.
They’re unhappy so you must be unhappy.
They’re disorganized so you must be disorganized.
I don’t love this! I HATE this!
Just the other day, I had someone say to me, “You and I really need to get better organized.”
What now? I was sitting there, pen in hand, notebook open to a clean page while quietly taking notes about the meeting and the tasks being given to me. You, on the other hand, were sitting at a desk covered in piles of paper scribbling furiously on a 2 x 2 sticky note.
WE need to get better organized?
I think not, sir. I think not.