Don’t Underestimate the Impact of External Issues

We – and our office – moved to another location and it took almost a week before the network connection started to work. The new cable connection was said to become available within 2-3 days and I had reserved 4 days for it. It took 6 days before the network connection started to work again. I had made 2 promises which I needed to fulfill. I promised to update daily and I promised to send my article to Gamasutra within 4 days.

Moving to another location took more resources and time than I had expected and now I didn’t manage to keep those 2 promises. I’m writing this post afterwards and I’m posting the article to Gamasutra.

I know that being tired and not having network connection are reasonable excuses, but in the end: they are just excuses. I knew I had to move, so I could have written more entiers beforehand and I could have simply tell Gamasutra that I get back when the move is over. There are plenty of different things I could have done to prevent this risk from happening. In this case, the impacts of the delays are not financially big ( will continue update daily and no financial losses has happened, Gamasutra’s future is not shouldering on my article). But, I personally believe in keeping promises and now that failed. If you cannot trust somebody on small issues, how could you trust them on big issues? I want people to trust me on small and big issues.

Now it’s time for me to learn and catch up.

7 thoughts on “Don’t Underestimate the Impact of External Issues

  1. SasQ

    “If i knew that I will fell, I would lay down” :P
    You can’t plan the fate! ;P You can plan only things that depends on you, and only you, and it’s the only case when you may blame yourself. Every other person in your plan is a probability for “human factor” to show up ;P

  2. Mike

    You are a great guy. That’s what I’ve been thinking when reading this blog. We not only need more game producers like you but people in general.

  3. John B

    Its good that you’re learning from your misjudgements, but don’t beat yourself up over it. Stuff happens…


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