Part of the unrevealed Point A plan has to do with people working together who are previously unacquainted. This calls me to draw on the perfect nag technology. And specifically my instructions to those who wish to maximize my effectiveness in the context of mistakes. Here is my council to them.
I am unreliable. I say i am going to do things and then i don’t do them. This understandably annoys some people and causes distrust in others. The rationale is i do more things than most, even when i don’t do everything i say i will. But the excuses don’t really matter; what matters is how you deal with this problem i am causing.
The best way to deal with this is to accept this part of the reality and be open to the possibility that the best thing to do to get this particular thing done might well be to find someone else to do it after checking in about taking it off my plate.
Alternatively, it may be something you/we really need me to do, then the best thing is to come from an understanding (not guilt tripping) place and work with me on new deadlines and perhaps additional allies or clever strategies to make it more accessible. While sometimes embarrassed by my failures, i am almost always willing to talk about them and often willing to consider how to change course so that these tasks can be completed.
[Edited by Judy Youngquest]