In the Interest of Time..
It’s an epidemic! Have you noticed that people don’t honor your time? They tell you they’ll meet you at 9 and show up at 9:15 or not at all. You make an appointment at 5 and don’t get seen until 5:30. What’s worse is that we often don’t respect our OWN time.
- Are you late to your appointments?
- Do you neglect to budget enough time to complete tasks and are therefore always rushing, frazzled and feeling overwhelmed?
- Do you procrastinate and waste time?
Don’t you deserve better?
I posted on 9/11 about how I was reminded to cherish and make every moment count. Now, don’t get me wrong, I waste time too, and I’m not always as prompt as I’d like to be, but I’ve pledged to do better. Every time I find myself rushing and racing, I know I’ve shortchanged myself. I’ve dishonored my time and the time of others as well.
When I plan appropriately and show up when I’m supposed to, I feel more at ease, more in control, and I know I’ve demonstrated respect for those I’m meeting. I feel good about the fact that I haven’t inconvenienced someone else, or abused his or her time.
Promptness is more important than we realize. It illustrates the importance (or lack of importance) that we attribute to the people or things in our lives.
Do you honor yourself by honoring your time?
Would it feel better to do so, rather than make false excuses for being late and find yourself apologizing repeatedly?
Aren’t YOU worth the full value that each moment has to offer, and aren’t those you interact with?
What will you do to better honor your time, and yourself, going forward?
Laurie Leinwand is a Professional Life Coach assisting clients with a variety of personal and professional life issues. Ideas 2 Action Life Coaching encompasses Laurie’s work as a life coach for women and men, career life coach and work-life balance coach.
Laurie provides personal development assistance with regard to powerful issues such as how to make a change in your life and finding fulfillment and your life purpose. In addition, she works with clients interested in learning how to say no, setting limits and boundaries, as well as balancing work and life.
Ideas 2 Action Life Coaching is located in Randolph, NJ and services the surrounding communities of Morristown, Denville, Parsippany, Florham Park and Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, though much of her coaching is done on the phone and is accessible to clients worldwide.