The majority of the time our intentions and actions don’t match up to how things are going.
As a result, we tend to forget to check in with ourselves. If we check in on ourselves and think, “Well… I’m too tired to do X,” then we might miss out on something that’s important, or we might have a slip up that leads us to do something bad.
A bad example of this might be when we work for a corporation, but the reason we work for that corporation is because we want to earn a promotion. If we don’t know that we’re going to fail, then we’ll never get that promotion, and we’ll work for the same corporation forever.
That’s why we need to check in with ourselves. This is a very different situation from just checking in, because that’s exactly what we’re doing. We’re checking in to what we’d like to do, but instead of just checking in we’re actually checking in and setting a deadline.
This is the first of three posts on the subject of the routine messages that include details about the deadlines that are most likely to be messages that are coming from a corporation. I will be covering the second post soon. The last post is in the works.
The message I’m referring to is here. We are not talking about the daily status updates that we see on our social networks. We are talking about actual messages that are sent out to each other. For instance, “Hey, I’m in a meeting. I’m really busy right now, so I’ll be back home in three hours.
The message that Im referring to is here. I didn’t mention these kind of messages as being a corporate message because they’re not. The message I’m referring to is a message that one of our employees (name withheld) sent out last week. It’s a message that starts with a question (i.e. “Are you still working for the same company?”) and then continues with specific details about who the employee is and when they last worked for the company.
This is a pretty common one – you often get an e-mail like this one from your boss. It’s not really an e-mail, but you can see the content by clicking on the link at the bottom of the message. The message itself is usually a series of questions to which an employee responds with a single note.
The other standard response is that it’s a “routine” message. It is important to note that this type of message is a standard and is usually expected. I have seen people respond to these messages with, “I’m sorry, I’m not working for the same company anymore.” The reason that this is so common is because these routine messages are not usually a direct threat. They are more like a “what are you doing tonight?” message.
You can see for yourself how this works in the example above. I have seen messages that say, I am sorry, I have a meeting and am not available. These are usually requests that are usually ignored. It is clear that the person who left these messages has no intention of returning. At the end of the day, these messages are just a single note that says, “Hey, I’m sorry, I have a meeting in fifteen minutes.