Recently, I have been struggling with deadlines. I don’t mean meeting deadlines. I don’t mean the fact that there are deadlines set. I mean, I struggle when others set deadlines and don’t meet them.
I am not conceited enough to think that I have never missed a deadline. I also realize that things happen that make it difficult or impossible to meet a deadline. However, when the behavior becomes a norm instead of an occasional issue – it’s a problem. The whole point of a deadline is that it’s something that if you don’t meet it – all efforts are futile. I mean, right? Isn’t that the point? So, if someone is constantly performing futile efforts how are they allowed to continue?
I guess my lesson in this is that I need to make a better effort to be understanding and accepting in whatever is coming my way. I can do my best and simply hope that others do their best as well. That darn judgemental thing again…I seriously need to work on that!