Whenever I invite someone and they indicate that they will attend, I assume this person will follow up with the commitment. However, indeed, it’s not the case and the yield is usually 10:1. Am I upset and disappointed? On occasion I am. Whether intended or not, yes, it’s personal. I ask myself the same question. Do I follow-up and attend when I have verbally committed to the event? And sadly enough, I have to admit to myself, and to all of you, that sometimes I don’t. Just of late, I missed attending an event that I previously committed to. I do know that the organizer was deeply disappointed with my husband and I not being there.
My business is personal to me, but not to the people I invite. My friend’s business is also personal to her, and I when didn’t attend, I let her down. It bothered me that I let someone down. It made me wonder how I should have dealt with the situation. Life is full and there are times when our schedules have conflicts in them. It makes me wonder how I can still show courtesy when this takes place.
So, I am asking all of you, my friends, “how do you deal with a situation like this?” Are there times when you commit to something and you either forget, or another thing comes up, do you feel you are letting that person down? How do you handle this situation so that you are not doing so?
What is the best way to be kind to an inviting person, polite, but also honest? I am looking forward to your comments, suggestions and so grateful to learn.
So, which is it? Courtesy. Commitment. Integrity.
Always with love,
On a medical note: I will be starting a series of blogs about mitochondria and cellular health.