Greetings from Sunny Southern California! Do you know people that hold up meetings because they show up late? Have you heard every excuse in the book explaining the reasons people are late? Perhaps you work for someone who feels it is acceptable because they’re the boss and their time is just more important than your’s. Well, let’s not pull any punches today as we talk about the importance of punctuality.
Are you someone that is always running behind? This simply hurts you in all areas of your life. It results in; missed opportunities, a constant state of unnecessary urgency and it also creates a negative reputation that can be hard to recover from. It creates undo stress and can lead to things like, car accidents and traffic tickets. It results in embarrassment and forces you to dream up excuses for you’re tardiness, placing a big bunch of doubt on your honesty. It simply makes your life more complicated than it needs to be. If punctuality is a problem for you, begin to simplify your life by cultivating punctuality as a healthy habit.
Understand that punctuality is a reflection and function of time management. Being late on an occasion because of an unavoidable incident is understandable, but habitual tardiness and lack of punctuality needs to be addressed for your own good.