Time, commitments, and reducing stress
Absolutely not. Just as your time is not more valuable than mine. I strongly believe that everyone’s time is equally important, whether you are the Queen or a homeless person.
Which brings me to the subject of commitments.
When you make a commitment, do you honour it and show up or do you decide you can’t be bothered, or something “better” comes along so you decide to do that instead.
Do you bother to let the person you made the commitment with know? Or are you too busy and you don’t have time? Or do you decide their time is not as important as yours?
Yes, I am on a rant. I’ve spent a lot of time recently waiting for people who do not show up for whatever reason, several of whom I’ve been extending a special favour to. I feel in those circumstances that my goodwill is being abused. Not a nice feeling.
Then again, at the end of the day, it’s their loss, not mine.
Thankfully those people are in the minority and I send a big thank you out to those of you who show up and participate fully. 80% of success, as Woody Allen says, is showing up.
The Dalai Lama said that one way to reduce stress is to always be early for appointments.
Honouring your commitments and being on time will reduce stress.