A real life example of boundaries at work…
“Hey Chris, I noticed you declined the meeting. Everyone else is available, can you clear your schedule and be there?”
“No, I can’t be there. Can it go ahead without me?”
“It’s really important that you’re there. Everyone else can make it, what can I do to help you be there?”
“There’s nothing you can do, when the meeting is on I’ll be putting my kids to bed and reading them stories. Either we rearrange it or it goes ahead without me.”
What’s the lesson?
If you don’t know what time is important to you, you won’t protect it and you’ll allow others to take it from you.
What’s the challenge?
Create a new boundary today. What time do you need to protect?