Being past president in one of my professional organizations, I’m responsible for the nomination process for next year’s officers. This is proving to be a very frustrating experience.
I’ve been very active in this organization since joining – all while building a business, acclimating to a new part of the country, and building a network. I would say that I’ve been busy. And now that the business is successful, I stay pretty busy.
So when person after person tells us how ‘busy’ they are – ‘too busy’ to be involved – I’ve realized that I take it personally. It is disrespectful.
I realize that everything is not for everyone. If I don’t believe something is right for me, then I will tell you that. I’m not trying to preserve feelings, I’m trying to be honest. In order for me to commit to something, I have to see it as a priority or at least an action that serves a priority.
Am I busy? You bet. Am I too busy for what you are asking? Never … but I may or may not see it as a priority for me.