Gel Nail Polish. The new thing in town, way better than regular nail polish. There’s a way it setsserves the wearer for a good, long time without chipping or fading. The first time I got this done on me, the nail expert said that it was better to start it off a little distance from the base. In my view, that made it look like my nails had stayed with the polish for a while. 🙁
Upon another application some time later, I asked the expert, this time a different person to start it off as close as possible to the base. The expert compliedI left the place looking just the way I wanted to. Nice, awesome, I thought.
Until about a week later,the thing that my first expert had warned me about started happening. The gel would lift from near the cuticleslook a bit unpresentable. I hadn’t had that experience with my first nail expert, so I was definitely disappointed. I wasn’t happy that the other nail expert had complied with my request.
I think that the person was trying to impress me, maybe because of a preconceived idea that I was a ‘big’ person, or maybe because of the desire for a return client. For whatever reason, maybe the nail expert felt obligated to do my nails my way.
In retrospect, I didn’t appreciate that very much. I rather appreciated the first nail expert who was firm on the standards, in spite of my questions, suggestionswell, who she thought I was.
I think that occasionally, we all need someone to tell us no, to stop us in our trackscause us to rethink our actionsmotives. Someone strongcourageous enough to put up with our displeasure for our greater good,especially as leaders in any position. People are generally afraid to speak the truth for fear of displeasing the hearerfalling out of favor.
May we find faithful friends who can do that, for the wounds of a friend are better than the flattering kisses of an enemy.
In what areas do you need someone to tell you no?