The Importance Of Being Punctual
“Nothing inspires confidence in a man sooner than punctuality, nor is there any habit which sooner saps his reputation than that of being always behind time,” said W. Mathews.
Punctuality is a great way to make a positive personal impact. Being late, on the other hand, damages your image. Punctuality says a lot about you. It shows that:
You care about and respect others
Showing up on time is one of the best ways to show someone that you care about them. Arriving on time shows that you respect others. Respect is the foundation for creating great long-term relationships.
You are professional
Being on time is extremely important, if you want to be perceived as professional.
You are confident
When you show up on time, it’s a sign that you have the confidence to take on anything that comes across you. Tardiness can imply that you aren’t confident, or that you are hesitating to deal with a person or situation. Punctuality says, “I’m ready” — to be involved with whatever is set before me. People who aren’t ready often show up late or not at all.
You have an edge
Being punctual gives you an edge in life. The early bird truly does get the worm. Time is money. Being punctual is great; being early is even greater!
You’re in control
People choose to do deal with those they like, know, and trust. They like doing business with people who are in control. If you always arrive early or on time, you give the impression that you are in control of your life and manage things well.
You keep things in flow
Our actions affect a lot of people. If you don’t show up or deliver as promised, you adversely affect others. By showing up on time, you allow other people to get things done on time as well. In the end, everybody wins.