Is your reputation unearned?
November 4, 2018

When Darrell and I were first married I’d occasionally tell him I had a really, really bad feeling about someone. He’d smack the observation aside like a fly at a picnic, only to tell me months or years later I’d been right.

It took several rounds of this kind of thing before he gave me the credit we both now think I deserve.

It took me a few years to allow he’d had a point, too. Intuition is a mysterious thing. It’s knowing you know something, as someone once explained, without knowing why you know it.

To Darrell my spot-on observations could’ve been dumb luck. To begin with. Once he realized how persistent and consistent they were, he changed his mind about them and me.

I had to earn his trust, and that’s okay.