This time however it was important. The person I am meeting has some very crucial organisational and personal news and I don't want to be late under any circumstances. In know that if I miss the 0623 I can catch the 0634 which will make me slightly late. I think to myself "Never Late just Early for the Next Opportunity" - this makes me smile.
I make the breakfast meeting and I'm onto my next deadline - I have to finish my monthly article for Project Manager Today .
I spend the rest of the morning working furiously on it. It is late because I have lacked inspiration for a topic. But at my breakfast our conversation had turned to Ireland and the IMF, The UK and the Big Cuts and ‘Happiness’ and I had a topic and inspiration.
After three hours of furious work I hit the send button on the email and off it goes - only to receive a message by return saying that I've missed the deadline by a couple of minutes and that it will now have to appear next month.
I am gutted. The article is on target, topical, useful and funny. If you don't believe me you can read it here. [Big Cuts, Big Society, Excellent Execution and Happy Citizens]
Will it keep for a month or will it go stale?" I worry and then I think to myself "Never Late just Early for the Next Opportunity" - this makes me smile.