Like you, I have on occasion cancelled a dentist appointment. Even at the last minute, with almost no warning, I’ve cancelled plans to attend a wedding or a birthday party. A friend of mine just cancelled a dinner he had been planning.
Cancellations happen. We might be disappointed, but we adapt. We overcome the sorrow of a lost opportunity and regroup. There is almost certainly another date on the calendar somewhere in the not-too-distant future when we can make up that nullified appointment or invitation.
That is, unless the activity you choose not to cancel is a flight. If peer pressure causes us to fly when we shouldn’t, there may be no tomorrow. [Read more…]