It’s a lie.
It’s a trap.
You resist taking an action because of how you think someone else is going to respond.
❌ If I text them, they’re going to feel interrupted.
❌ If I invite them to lunch, they’ll be too busy.
❌ If I ask they how their day is, they’ll just say, “fine” and end the conversation.
❌ If I propose a solution, they’ll think I’m showing off.
Often that story we tell ourselves about other people is a lie.
But we will never find out that the story isn’t true until we do one thing.
We must behave as if the story isn’t true.
✅ Send the text.
✅ Make the lunch invitation.
✅ Ask how their day is.
✅ Propose a solution.
You’ll be surprised how often you learn that your story is a lie when you choose to behave that way. And until you do, you’ll never know.