Imagine the overly protective mother that fusses over the tiniest detail before letting their teenager out into the world for a day out.
In her mind, she’s trying to be helpful and supportive – pouring over the tiniest little detail in hopes of preparing them for every eventual challenge.
But nobody likes being fussed over, regardless of the intention. It takes away time and energy from all parties and provides little value.
The difference between being fussy and helpful is one of efficiency.
How much value are you providing relative to the time and energy you’re taking away?
When in doubt – keep things brief and straightforward.