One of my biggest frustrations with people, is that they commit to doing something, and then don’t. It makes me nuts! Why can’t they just do what they said they would do?
It seems like everywhere I go, there are a few key people who are responsible, and when they make a commitment, they actually stick to it. Unfortunately for every one of those few key people, they are 2 or 3 times as many, who don’t carry their load. Why?
Is it really that hard? See, in my mind, if there is something that I really don’t want to do, I just say NO. In my mind, if there is something that I don’t have time to do, I say NO. Now don’t get me wrong here, I don’t say NO very often, but if I do, there is a darn good reason. In fact, my family tells me that I should say NO more often! When I do say yes, I am committed. I will always do what I have said I would do. Why can’t more people be like that?
There is a term that I use probably far too often, “slacker”. I kind of like the way is sounds when I say it. Try it, “SLACKER”. Kind of fun the way it rolls off your tongue. Remember the show, Back To The Future? I don’t remember which one of these shows it was,
but one of them shows the principle and the way that he deals with the “slackers”. I love it! Hahaha! This is what I call these people who just don’t seem to want to carry their share of the load. They are “slackers”. I wonder if they realize how much more they burden the ones who are actually doing what they are supposed to be doing. Because you know, we always pick up the slack for the “slackers”.
Don’t be a “slacker”. If you really don’t have the time, nor the desire to do the work, please just say NO. It will make life easier for those who are doing the work, if they don’t have to take up your slack. If you do say NO right from the start, then maybe we can look for others, you know those key ones that we can count on, to help us instead.
Just my opinion here, but maybe someone will listen and make a change. Then again, maybe not, but it is worth a shot right?