In the workplace and our lives outside of the workplace, the opinion formed of us by our peers, friends, co-workers, and employers is directly impacted positively or negatively by our punctuality.
When we show up on time not once but consistently, we are seen as reliable or dependable.
When you are in a supervisory role, do you delegate to the employee that is always on time or to the one that is routinely late?
Our punctuality also sends a message about how we feel about others.
If we respect others and their time, we show up on time for our meetings.
Have you ever agreed to meet with someone for lunch, decide on a time and place; if you are like me, you confirm and double-check and then on the appointed day, and time you show up and wait, and wait.
How does that make you feel?
When you agree to a time and date for a meeting, be early.
Try to be early to all of your meetings, including your start time at the office.
We all have morning routines.
We can send our employers a strong message about how much we value their time by showing up early, getting ourselves ready, and at the appointed hour, hit the ground running.
Do not underestimate the power of punctuality in your career to help you advance or keep you where you are.