What happens when a phone rings? You answer it, right?
Well, not me. I have a phone at work, and I was getting wrong number calls daily. The people on the other end were not exactly the nicest after I kept telling them to go pound sand. So, I finally asked my boss one day if I could change numbers or change desks or something to stop them from calling.
And he gave me the best advice, he said: “if you don’t recognize the number, don’t answer it.”
And suddenly, I was free. I hadn’t thought of that, to be honest. At least, I hadn’t thought it was an option for me; I was at work, I’m supposed to be available to anyone and everyone that needs me. Aren’t I?
And that’s when it hit me. In life, you don’t need to answer every call. If everyone expects you to answer every time, then they’ll start abusing that. If you respond to every emotion you have, you’ll drown.
So, don’t answer every call. Let a few a day go to voicemail. I promise they’ll be there when you’re ready to take them.