I have written a few times about busyness and hyper-connectivity but it really hits home and illustrates the outcome of these two when it impact someone in realtime. Â John Saddington, who I enjoy reading daily wrote recently about being stood up by friends. Â Now I don’t know the reasons John’s friends had for standing him up but I can guess that it came down to schedules.
Saturday mornings areÂ gobbled up by family and or other things and when a person is stretchedÂ thin, things begin to fall aside. Â I know in my schedule when I am over booked, overworked over whatever, I end up messing up even the things that are in my schedule. Â Some may say they can handle a busy life, but really for how long. How well are they investing in relationships both professional and personal (which is a whole other topic, do they need to beÂ separated)?
So back to being stood up, I want to make it clear I like anyone have stood people up. Â I try my best to never do it. If I have to I let them know. Â But are you too connected, scheduled, etc. that this isÂ happeningÂ a lot? Â Let’s go evenÂ furtherÂ and ask, are you standing yourself up for wall time, time just to read a book, do nothing or spend with family? Â I’d like to think that I’d never do what John’s friends did that morning. Â The truth is, I am still learning to manage, cut, and say no more often than what feels comfortable. Â How about you?Â SeriouslyÂ that is a question. Â I would like to hear what your thoughts are.