Are you constantly late to your meetings?
Always the one that others expect to be late?
No matter how hard you try to be “on time,” you end up showing up just after the start time.
What does it take to arrive on time to your appointments?
Stop Trying to Be “On Time”
When was the last time you were “on time” for a meeting?
Actually, what does that mean, “On time?”
To many, it means you walk in the door at the start time of the appointed meeting, arriving in a confused and hurried mess. Then, taking several minutes to compose yourself and getting ready to begin.
“Arriving 10 minutes early is on time. Showing up at the start time means you are already late.”
So, how do you break the stressful cycle of rushing from one appointment to the next, always arriving a few minutes behind schedule?
The trick is… stop trying to be on time.
Rather, you need to strive to be early.
This should be each and every time, not just when you feel the need.
This means you will need to change your approach…
- You will have to leave earlier.
- You must avoid back-to-back meetings. (Unless you are going to end one early.)
- You have to allow extra time for travel (even down the hall) for unforeseen delays.
- You have to expect to arrive 10 minutes before the start time of an obligation.
Don’t Be Late, Be Early
Get to your meetings early today.
Make your goal to be 10 minutes early to your appointments and meetings.
It will give you a new perspective… and you won’t be late either.Question: How do you prevent yourself from being late to your obligations? You can leave a comment by clicking here.