I always have this feeling inside me that I’m pushing people more than they want to be pushed.
I do not know if something is wrong with me or the people around me are less enthusiastic.
Maybe they give me the wrong impression of their interests. Or maybe I pick the wrong signals from people when they say they want to work on some project with me.
Maybe they just say YES to work in order to make me happy. Like they are trying to be a good friend by showing interest in my work which in reality they don’t give a damn about.
The point is – I don’t know. And nobody tells me the reason.
So, I just want to ask you all, is it wrong to ask friends to join you in your work?
Is it wrong to take their YES seriously enough to proceed on with the project?
And just to be clear, I’m okay to take a no for an answer. I would understand if someone doesn’t want to spend their precious time working with me on some project. I totally understand the importance of their time. And I’m willing to understand their side.
It would be so much easier if people in my circle learn to say no on my face, instead of showing a fake enthusiasm. Because fake enthusiasm really hurts me afterwards.
I’m sure many of you might have faced such a situation before and I would really appreciate if you are willing to share your experience with me in a similar situation.