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I’m crazy anal about punctuality. To me, being on time is a matter of credibility. To paraphrase Talladega Nights, “if you ain’t early, you’re late.” If I’m going to be late for something, I’d rather not go.

Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi was well known for “lombardi time,” always expecting his players to show up 15 minutes early for team practices, meetings, and any other events he scheduled. I don’t take punctuality to quite that extreme, but I love the principal of it.

Proper Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance

Showing up on time (or early) is simply a matter of planning. Use your time wisely and plan things accordingly so you’re not rushing to make that appointment at the last minute.

If you say you’ll meet someone at a certain time, then be there. If something comes up last minute so you think you might be pushing it to be on time, then call and let the other person know that you’re running late (even if you think you’ll probably still make it “on time.”) This should be common courtesy, but is rarely, if ever done.

You Never Get a Second Chance to Make a Good First Impression

I firmly believe that you can tell much about a person’s credibility by their punctuality and how they treat other’s time. If you waste time, you’re unreliable, and that means I can’t really trust you.

Time is the most valuable asset one can posses, as it’s the only asset that no one can create more of. As finite human beings, we’re given a limited amount of time on this earth. Therefore, if you waste my time, it’s worse than stealing money from me, because I can never get it back and can’t create any additional time.

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