Monday, September 18, 2006
Sometimes I undersell things
I've noticed that I sometimes undersell projects that I really believe in.
I do it for a couple of reasons, I think:
1. I don't want to pressure people into spending their hard earned money on something that I think would be good for them.
2. I don't want people to feel guilty for choosing "not" to do something that I want them to do.
3. I like the option of backing out if it doesn't seem like the right thing to do.
The downside in underselling:
You don't show the proper passion or commitment you have to a project that you really want to carry to completion.
What is the (probable) obvious message in this post?
I think I may have undersold the Europe trip today.
Know these things from me:
1. Choir trips, especially to Europe, are incredible experiences. You will have a tremendous time on this trip if you choose to go. My memories of previous choir trips are some of the happiest in my life.
2. We'll have a good chance to win this competition. I feel very good about our chances.
3. The cost is higher than I would like, but most things are these days.
Is it worth it? I say yes.
Can you afford it? That's what you need to figure out. I hope so. Beg, plead, borrow, but don't steal. Give me names of people that I can contact on behalf of the choir. I'll follow up on it.
Time for me to return to triplet bathing . . . .