For me, when you start committing with your schedules, you start to realise you are beginning to keep up to everything you promise, even those babbles.
Things start to follow suit.
Back in 2007-ish, I work at morning shift, which starts at 7am. I find that I’m so committed being on that time in the morning. Maybe a few minutes late sometime, but on average, I’m 90 percent on time and early with my schedule.
As years go by, I found myself getting frustrated when people don’t show up when they set a schedule. If I set the time or they, it doesn’t matter. It’s annoying to keep people waiting. But I’d rather be the one waiting. Whenever I’m the one running late, I call and text people expecting me an hour ahead of our schedule. And I keep them up-to-date on my ETA, where I’m at and so on. This happen really seldom, I don’t like people waiting for me, seriously.
Later on, I realise, it’s not just about schedules I’m getting frustrated when unmet. I also hold on people with their words. Perhaps that is how I am now – I stick to my words no matter what, I do hope though, really.
Lately, I’m evaluating myself on how say things, and how they materialise. At work, when I say “I’ll get it done by tomorrow”, or “I can finish it in an hour or two”, they actually do. And when something’s blocking me or really sets me at wits ends, I speak it out. This is why is this and that’s that, and why it’s taking me sometime, blah blah blah. Just real stuff.
So what’s this post all about? It’s about your words. Your words are just words, it’s value is what you give to it.