How many of us have been late more times then we can count? Lets take a moment…OK so after 3 hours of self reflecting we realize that punctuality is not one of hour strong suits. But why is it so important to get in the habit of being on time for EVERYTHING? There’s a number of reasons why but let’s tackle some of the more basic one for example…
Being on time for work automatically stands you out as more reliable and trustworthy than some of your co-workers who not always on time. Managers are going to notice that you are an employee that takes his job seriously and wants to advance in a company.
Even if it’s your neighbor’s 3 year old’s birthday party, the fact that you arrived not a minute to soon shows that you value their time and the importance of the event that’s being hosted.
Always be prepared- If you’re on time then you’re always ready to go. Nothing can ever catch you by surprise, not even a test because you actually arrive on time and are ready to knock it out because you know you studied.
It becomes a habit– It’s often said that practice makes perfect, call it crazy but the same can also be said about repeating a habit. Of course, it has to be a productive habit, something that’s going to benefit you. The rule of 21/90 states to commit to a personal or professional goal for 21 days straight. Once you’ve established that habit, you continue to do it for another 90 days. Sound’s easier said than done right? Let’s start a little smaller, how about we commit to not being late to anything for 1 week seven whole days and then go from there.