Even when we want to, we can’t keep all our commitments. This is something I need to remind myself of, especially when others let me down.
Thinking about this earlier today, I realised that I’d much rather know about a cancellation or disappointment straight away, no matter how abrupt, than be left hanging on indefinitely, waiting for the other shoe to drop. Free me up to work on something else – or just go and enjoy myself.
Stuff happens. Life happens. We can agree to cancel or reschedule. It’s not the end of the world.
Another realisation: just because I think it’s important, it doesn’t mean anyone else will. So the stuff I’m trying to get done might not even register on anyone else’s radar.
I’ve spent quite a bit of today working hard to see things from various other people’s perspectives in an effort to not get mad at them.
Being human is tough work sometimes.