The Phone Rings…And You’re Probably Getting It
by Joseph Ratliff
I’ll bet that if the phone rings while you’re reading this, you’ll run from here to that phone (or pick it up) and answer it, no matter what.
But why? Isn’t that what answering machines and voice mail are for?
Imagine if you were the one in control of your time, and didn’t have to run across your big house to get it…just to hear one of those annoying telemarketers on the other end.
I know there’s a such thing as caller-ID, but why run across your house to look? Why not finish whatever it is that you’re doing…THEN answer the message you get on your machine or voice mail?
And before I hear a “But it’s rude not to answer the phone when it rings” or any thought that even comes close to resembling that…it isn’t.
So, I challenge you to turn your ringer off, and check voice mail (or your machine) when YOU want to…not because that ringing sound made you.
At first, it will be challenging, you think that there “could be an important call you’re missing.”
But I’m not asking you to NEVER answer your phone, just not on it’s command…instead on yours. Even if the call is important, NOTHING is important enough to keep you running back and forth every time the phone rings. (you’ll actually discover that 95 out of every 100 calls or so aren’t really that important at all)
The feeling of liberation you’ll feel when you’re back in control of this part of your life will astound you.
So get to it…regain some control of your life.