Whose Comfort Comes First?
2 Pages Posted: 17 Aug 2011 Last revised: 29 Sep 2011
Date Written: August 12, 2011
Concern for our own comfort will often blind us to what someone else is experiencing. We may feel embarrassment, guilt, frustration, nervousness, panic or any number of negative emotions during the course of a project. Perhaps we’ve fallen behind on a deadline or are having trouble figuring out a problem. Our tendency is to try to mitigate our stress level at the expense of the client’s comfort. We may think that the best way to make ourselves feel more comfortable is to put ourselves first; in reality, we are always better off when we put the comfort of others ahead of our own.
Keywords: Distinction, comfort, anxiety
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