are you punctual or late commer?

India
November 5, 2006 12:53am CST
Punctuality is a problem for many people. For example, Dan Kennedy, author of "No B.S. Time Management For Entrepreneurs", indicates that more than 60% of employees in the U.S. frequently show up late for work. When you are late for appointments, meetings or work itself, you show a lack of respect for other people's time as well as your own. Being late in paying bills can be costly and being late socially can strain relationships. So you are justified in being frustrated with yourself. You are also correct in assuming it is a sign of disorganization. But getting organized is primarily an exercise in self-discipline. Correcting your punctuality problem is an excellent place to start if you want to get organized. Once you have proven to yourself that you can succeed in this one area, it is then a matter of extending your efforts to gradually mastering other weaknesses such as procrastination, pack rat tendencies, perfectionism and so on. Organization is a slow process but the rewards are well worth the effort. so one should always try to be punctual.
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@Syndrome (14)
• United States
5 Nov 06
If it's something important for school or work i am usually very early if i can be. If it's a social gathering i'm usually purposely a little late just to keep things unawkward, if that makes sence!
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• India
5 Nov 06
tats nice thinking
• United States
10 Nov 06
I'm a fanatic about punctuality. Being late puts me in a rush and drains my energy for the rest of the day. I tend to pay my bills way before they are due. My mortgage payment is paid a month early. By doing that, if there is ever an emergency and I need the money, I can go back to paying on time.
• India
7 Dec 06
one will certenly get success in life if he is punctual.
@Jshean20 (14374)
• Canada
5 Nov 06
I've always been really good at being punctual, I'm reliable in that way.
• India
5 Nov 06
gaining the faith of people is very much important in life.........you can do that by being punctual in your life.
@neon2000 (2762)
• Philippines
5 Nov 06
I have always been punctual in my business. But in some very unimportant matter, I find myself always late.
• India
5 Nov 06
try to be punctual.....in all the official matters...this is indeed good
@magnel (2263)
• India
5 Nov 06
I try to be punctual always, but end up reaching late...
• India
5 Nov 06
try and end up reaching early.....you will find a lot of success
• India
5 Nov 06
SOM TIME LATE COMOR
• India
5 Nov 06
but u should try and be punctual
@ladysun (636)
• United States
5 Nov 06
I would rather be a half hour early then 2 minutes late....VERY punctual here
• India
5 Nov 06
then there will be success in all aspects of your life . as puncuality is the key to success
@SViswan (12095)
• India
5 Nov 06
Punctual! I'd rather be early than keep anyone waiting for me. But my hubby's a last minute person and invariably late. We fight about it all the time and still haven't been able to find a middle ground on this one. But I still feel I'm right on this issue. I'm very organized about things and even though I don't expect everyone to be as organized as I am...I do expect them to respect my choice when they are around me just like I would respect their's when I am around them.
• India
5 Nov 06
being punctual is a great quality.......one must always be that....punctual
@raj_cool (280)
• India
5 Nov 06
well i m punctual well at times m late but dats all part of life
• India
5 Nov 06
ya indeed tats all a part of life
• Singapore
5 Nov 06
Punctuality is the best. If it's for work, it will show your respect for the client and also shows them that you put utmost importance into the meeting. If it's social, then it also shows that you respect your friend to be punctual
• India
5 Nov 06
it also adds upto your personality
@cutepenguin (6458)
• Canada
5 Nov 06
This is something I am working on. I try very hard to be punctual, but sometimes I take on too much work at one time and then I start running behind. It can take me awhile to get back to being organized.
• India
5 Nov 06
ya it is indeed difficult...when you have a lot of work to do and there is too less time
@divir_vij (1593)
• India
5 Nov 06
Im always a late comer :D
• India
5 Nov 06
doesnt it hamper anything being lAte?
• India
5 Nov 06
Punctuality is my biggest asset...im mostly on time and if iam late its all due to trafic jams
• India
5 Nov 06
ya it is indeed
• India
5 Nov 06
punctual
• India
5 Nov 06
thats the secret for a successful life
@sonia23 (323)
• India
14 Jul 07
i am punctual
• United States
10 Nov 06
I don't like being late, and I don't like others being late. I have a friend that I have to tell to meet me 30 minutes before I want her to meet me. I always pay my bills early. My credit is precious. I have very good credit and don't want it ruined.