Your credibility will be enhanced and your reputation burnished if you finally live up to your word and take specific actions you’ve been promising, even if these aren’t exactly a picnic so you’ve been postponing them for ages. Hip, hip, hooray, and in addition, you could even get a couple of streets and a sports arena named after you!
You may not adore following another’s lead, but just pretend you’re in the midst of a consensus meeting and (according to Robert’s Rule of Law) it’s their turn. Seriously, if you craft your strategy in response to their moves, you have a better shot at getting your point across than if you try to wrest control of the situation from them.
When attempting to deal with outstanding household or familial issues, be cheerful but direct about what works for you and what doesn’t. Sending mixed messages will only cause consternation – so, even if it means bending over backwards to be diplomatic and not come across like Muammar Gadafi having a bad hair day, do your best.