Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Keeping Appointments

I’m pretty good at keeping my appointments with others.  I know how important time is to others so I try my best to make my appointments.

However I don’t keep them with myself.  I’ve been trying to make time to write so I can finish this book and submit it.  I find myself doing other things.  Too tired to read or think.

A writer friend, Shelia Goss told me to make an appointment with myself.  I giggled to myself.  I do that all the time.  I even went so far as to create an alarm on my phone.  It wasn’t helping though because I was ignoring it.  I put something else in place of it.

Sunday I made an appointment with myself to write.  This time I showed up on time and I stayed longer than I’d set the appointment for.  I wrote and it felt good.

What did I learn from this? To keep my own appointment.  I’m important and so is my time.  Appointments are important if you want to complete a goal.  I have a big goal to submit this book by the end of September. I will keep my goal and I will continue to keep my appointments to me.

How are you at keeping appointments for yourself?