There are people out there I know you want to “catch up” with. People you want to talk to. People you still care about. People who you have lost touch with for some reason or another. What are you waiting for? Stop procrastinating and make the call.
Are you waiting for them to call you? They are waiting for you to call them. You probably have little memory of how this distance unfolded, but who cares? Call em.
I recently made two of these calls.
One was to a former business associate (friend) I haven’t spoken with in over 15 years.
The other call was to another old acquaintance I found myself giving up on. I could not understand why he didn’t return my calls. [It didn’t work. True friendship and caring is pretty solid stuff.] I made another call and we mended the fence even though it really didn’t need mending. I learned that he was embarrassed to call me since it had been such a long time. This excuse may justify others, but not you. Make the call.
People are busy. You (we) must become the exception when it comes to holding relationships together. We must be big enough and confident enough to make the first move. And the second. And the third.
Place yourself in the driver’s seat. This is where you want to be. You want to be in a place where you feel good about yourself knowing you are doing everything you can to keep your personal world in tact.
Pick up the phone and make the call that will help put your world back on track.
Call a brother, sister, aunt, uncle, mother, father, friend, business associate, or anybody else who has exited your life and as a result, has created a feeling of uneasiness. I know there is somebody’s name running across your mind right now. Call them.
If you don’t care, then don’t bother. Why force yourself into being a mature, happening, proactive and thoughtful person? Unless that is exactly what you are.
If something is bothering you, (and only you know who and what it is) take the bull by the horns. Make the call.
Be confident. Be concerned. Be the exception. Make the call.
WARNING. If for reasons beyond your control your call goes south, it is not on you. It is on them. Hang up knowing you did your part. Then pick up the phone and make another call.
Mike Marchev has plenty of stories, strategies and tactics to keep you on top of your game.
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