“Dragonfly! Daddy, get your camera! It’s so beautiful!”
So I did, along with the telephoto lens.
Dragonflies are very cooperative creatures – they tend to pick a spot and stay there. So I took a number of photos from different angles, trying to get the lighting and the wings just right. By then my eight-year-old was bored with my attention to the dragonfly.
She was also indifferent when I showed her the pictures.
The lesson? Sometimes a client, key stakeholder, or a manager will be indifferent when you’ve given them precisely what they asked for. It’s not a reflection on you, your talent, or what you’ve delivered.