Is punctuality important to you?
Do you usually succeed at being punctual?
Studies show that people who are generally punctual are more successful. I think consistency is the key. Being on time “some of the time” doesn’t make the impression that you are serious, trust-worthy or committed. As Dan Kennedy, author of No B.S. Time
Management for Entrepreneurs, “Someone who cannot keep appointments on time, cannot keep scheduled commitments and cannot stick to a schedule should not be trusted.”
If you are often late for work, what does that say about you to others? I bet they question you committment. If you make people wait, because of your lateness, how does that make them feel?
How can you change your mind-set and start keeping appointments by arriving on time? Here are five suggestions:
- Commit to arriving on time.
- Plan to be early.
- Write it on your planner.
- Allow for traffic.
- Schedule more time than you think.
You can develop the punctuality habit with effort and practice.