The Art Of Being On Time
I was talking the other day to my physical therapist about being on time. I see him three times a week and he is NEVER late to start my appointment. Never. I was telling him how great it was because I see him during my work day, and it’s important to me to get back in a timely fashion. He said that he actually gets physically uncomfortable when he is even close to late. He said he gets irratated, nervous ect. This got me thinking, I think there is a definite art to being on time.
I admit, I was that girl who was late for everything. BUT – Radio has taught me to show up before I am supposed to be anywhere. It’s timed to the second, and if you miss something it’s pretty obvious to alot of people. It took a long time to get used to, but now I find myself on time, if not early to most of the places I go. I also find that now I am on the “On time” side of things – my patience is tested when I have to wait. Think if everyone you encountered in a day was on time, would your life be simpler? I think so. The other day I went to Walmart to get my oil changed and I asked the guy, how long will this take. He said 30 – 35 minutes. I was happy! As I sat there close to an hour and a half later, I was not so thrilled. All they would have had to tell me was that it would take an hour and a half, then I would have brought my laptop, done some work and hung out. Now I will not be a Walmart oil change customer again.
It’s difficult to be on time for everything. Kids get in the way, it snows a foot, the dog pukes on the carpet as you leave, ect ect ect. But I challenge you to give it a shot. I find myself a lot more relaxed during the day because I am not constantly worried about being late.
What are your thoughts on this? Is being on time a big deal or no?