I’m going to guess that you have a lot of obligations.
Me too. The demands on our time often seem unending and overwhelming.
The relentless pace at which we run makes us prone to spend our time and focus our energy on the urgent instead of the important. We put out brand new fires each day, finalize budgets at the 11th hour, and sprint from meeting to meeting, often at the expense of the relationships that make our lives and our work meaningful.
At times it feels like my calendar has far too little room for relationships, but I never want to allow my work to preclude me from building relationships with the people who matter most to me.
There will always be unreasonable demands on our time but let’s make a pact to never be too busy for people.