I’m not perfect. I find myself struggling to stay organized and on top of my to-do list, just like anyone else. But when I make a commitment, whether it’s to complete my list or meet with friends, etc; I’m going to do everything I can to follow that plan.
Sure, life happens. Sometimes plans don’t work out. But that should be the exception, not the rule. When people find it difficult to always be on time, stay organized, and stick to a consistent plan, in my opinion, that’s a signal of a higher problem.
Why say you’re going to do something, if you know, deep down, you’re not? It’s not that difficult to keep your word. In fact, it’s a lot less stressful that way.
People showing up late is my pet peeve. Life is too short to be waiting for people to be on time. Make a plan and stick to it. Given, I’m a schedule oriented person, and I understand not everyone is, but still…it’s not that hard to be on time.
I’m sure the latter could argue that life is too short to stick to a schedule, but to that person I would would say that I guess my schedule doesn’t have room for you. Sorry.
Now I realize this sounds a little overdramatic and don’t get me wrong, I realize life cannot be planned down to the second, and things will not always go according to plan. That’s okay. What I’m saying is that people should stick to plans that have been made to the best of their ability.
Life happens. But if “life” is happening all the time, then I have to ask, why? Why is it so hard to stay organized and keep commitments?
To me, it shows the priority I am to a person, if they are constantly canceling or showing up late on a regular basis. Or, if I know I am a priority, and this person just can’t keep it together long enough to be punctual, then it shows me that they must really be struggling, and I feel sorry that something as simple as showing up on time, has become such a nuisance for them. Because the thing is, it’s not hard to be on time. Plan ahead. Make it happen.
When people are constantly stressed out, I wonder what’s going on that is creating such a burden in their lives. While sometimes there are outside factors that contribute in which they have no control, a lot of times it’s simply because they are procrastinating their responsibilities.
Let me tell you right now, that is no way to live your life.
Not everything in life goes according to plan, but if a person is incapable of ever making and sticking to a plan…that’s a problem. And it’s not just a problem that this person doesn’t seem to respect the time of others, but it’s a problem that shows this person is disorganized. And if you’re disorganized in your personal life, how are you performing at work? How are you doing with long term goals? What are your plans for the future? Can you manage your money or resources? Can you maintain a relationship? What about up keeping a house, apartment, or property? The list goes on and on.
Life requires at the very least, a little bit of organization or nothing will ever get done and there will always, always, always be a problem to handle. Life is full of problems to resolve, but I think sometimes we make more work for ourselves then necessary when we don’t handle our responsibilities the correct way the first time round.
Over time, this could mean that a life which could have been well lived, will end up being well wasted.
And yes, I realize this is a bit extreme, but the heart of the issue is that when people can’t manage their time well, they likely aren’t managing their life as well as they could, too. Perfection isn’t attainable, but I believe everyone can benefit from improvement.
So what is it that you haven’t done, that you’ve been wanting to do? Why haven’t you done it yet?
Make a plan. Stick to it. Make the dream happen.
This is how we live our best lives.
Life is now and we don’t have time for anything else but to live the best we can in this very moment.
Hi! My name is Rachel. I love to write. Write about life, love, and reflect on how the past builds the future. Mostly, I love to tell stories because I believe there is something about stories that brings the world closer together. You can check out some of my writing reflections here at Rachel Writes.