I want to be reliable and rock solid.
But I also don’t want to be taken for granted. It’s one of my biggest things.
Problem is, these don’t really go together. If you are reliable enough, you will be taken for granted. That’s just human nature, and it’s a key part of why people like reliability anyway—so that they can, finally and after you have proven yourself, take you for granted.
How do I square this circle in my life? I either need to become more okay with less reliable or become okay with getting taken for granted.