In today’s world it’s important to positively set yourself apart from the crowd in your professional and social life. But it isn’t your great sense of style or your sassy personality. On easy way to do this is to commit to being on time in every avenue of life. You can benefit from being more relaxed, to getting more finished and even establishing a better reputation for yourself. People appreciate someone who respects them or their project enough to be there or have it completed on time. Here are 8 of the best reasons to be on time:
The early bird gets the worm
We’ve all head the saying “The early bird gets the worm,” because it’s true. When you arrive before others, you have the advantage and are more likely to be successful. This can be applied to your professional and personal life. Imagine there’s a sale on wedges at your favorite boutique – first come first serve!
You have time to prepare
When you arrive early, you have time to prepare yourself. Whether that means swiping on an extra coat of lipstick before your coffee date or organizing your laptop, notepad and pens at the meeting table, you’ll have the time you need.
You can relax
Running late is stressful – no one like to feel rushed. Try revamping your schedule to be on time to avoid this unnecessary tension and worry. There’s nothing glamorous about sweaty palms from your nerves while you’re networking.
Set the mood for the day
When you’re on time, you set the mood for the entire day. By starting your day on time, you don’t have to play catch up for the rest of it. Be the serene goddess you are, instead of a frazzled mess.
Feeling of accomplishment
Being consistently on time can give you a sense of accomplishment. You are in control of the situation rather than letting yourself feel tense and controlled by being late. You can be proud of the fact that you are reliable and relaxed!
Being on time or early is much more time efficient than being late. You can take the time to focus on the task at hand and probably get more done than your late counterparts. If you get done everything you need to do early in the day, you’ll have time to go out and meet the girls for a drink and some gossip!
You gain respect
When you’re on time, people respect you because it shows that you are interested and that you care. Nothing says disrespect like showing up late or missing deadlines. People love to deal with a reliable individual, so if you are always on time, it fosters immediate trust. Successful women are respected women.
You get first pick
Being on time allows you to get first pick over others who are late. This could mean getting a better seat at the game, or choosing a comfortable position to see the presentation projector, grabbing the freshest cup of coffee at the office, or maybe even grabbing the treadmill next to the cutest guy in the gym!