One has decided to clean up before one's relatives arrive..
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One needs to abandon their affairs and make oneself available to patiently soften one's most embarrassing flaws, so that one can inspire confidence and be engaged by those who can help them.
In the making
Something is not yet visible but will be revealed later.
Proof (Pivot's method)
One manages to convince others.
One arrives late to do what the others had planned for a long time.