Monday, March 2, 2009

Involving your heart

Can you make time?

This morning, while working a little and watching a little tv, a coworker im'ed me. She was at work, and I had known that she was extremely busy.

Now, I don't know if she really was, but she seemed to be. Acted like she was.

I just have way too much to do, I don't know how I am going to finish everything

What am I supposed to say to that?
Well, it doesn't matter what you have to do. Just try and get stuff done. If you don't finish, you don't finish. There's nothing you can do about it, so why worry about it?

I know I have told something similar to many people before when faced in a similar situation.

And, it reminded me. Of a time last week. When I was talking to a more senior person at work about a project we were working on.
Do you have time?

Huh? Yeah, I have time. I said I would finish it, right?

Yes, but I know that you have a lot going on right now.

Well, I do, but I told you I would have it done by xx.

Ok. Well, let me know if you need anything.

Truth be told, I was busy. But, I would do my best to do what I said I would.

If I was not going to be able to do what I said I would, I will be the first one to say, "I tried, but could not finish. I will have to you by xx."

I think, that too often, people put undue stress onto themselves if they aren't able to finish something, if they aren't able to follow through.

If you aren't going to finish something, say something. Don't wait until the last minute. Be honest with yourself and those who are dependent on you.

Maybe its me. But, if you try, that means the world. Trying shows you care.

To care, involves your heart.

There isn't such a thing as failure when your heart is involved.


OK Chick said...

The past few weeks at my office have been crazy. I've been given one project after another. I've found that instead of sitting around talking about how I can't do everything (not saying that's what your coworker was doing); to just put my head down and work. I've accomplished most everything. However, when I see I can't complete something, I agree with you. Don't wait until the last minute to hand it off.

TC said...

Some people handle stress better than others.

The Ambiguous Blob said...

Giving a shit is the first step. I have soooo much trouble with that step.