As the proverb goes, ‘Punctuality is the soul of business.’ It is that significant quality that defines an individual as a reliable, responsible and efficient person. A person who respects and values time accomplishes much in life. Being punctual establishes certain positive traits like
Integrity: The act of keeping your word at the promised time reveals your integrity and establishes you as a man of your word.
Reliability: A punctual person is known to be dependable as he/she values time.People know that he/she would always be available at the designated place at the stipulated time. His/her well-defined routine makes him reliable.
Self confidence: As the amount of appreciation from others depends on your integrity and dependability, your self confidence also automatically gets a boost. You start feeling more confident in your work, and decision making gets easier. You start exercising control over your life.
Assurance of quality: When you reach early for a meeting or presentation, you get extra time to prepare yourself. The few extra minutes help you collect your thoughts, review your material, revise your points and be ready to face anything.
Discipline: By maintaining punctuality and accomplishing tasks, you deliver quality output, ensuring the image of a disciplined person. Someone who manages time efficiently is always considered to be disciplined.
Humility: The very concept that you value and respect time whether of your own or of others shows your humility. Not keeping people waiting for you at events shows you are humble and not egoistic and vain.
Respectful: When you are punctual, you show that you hold high respect for others’ time and consider them significant. By not being late, you show that you are not selfish.
Fighting procrastination: By being punctual, you get tuned to an active, well-timed routine, which helps keep procrastination away. Your preference to accomplish chores at the time decided leaves no space for procrastination.
Team building: When you are punctual, your colleagues and your juniors follow suit and give you respect. Thus the team unites on the front of time and gets together to complete assignments, thus enhancing productivity.
Professionalism: By being punctual, you establish your professionalism and keep your commitment. You earn the respect of both your seniors and juniors.
Time management: Punctuality is the core of the concept of time management. A punctual person is known to manage time efficiently.
Prevents anxiety: Maintaining timely action keeps anxiety and stress at bay, as timely completion of work breeds satisfaction. Your punctuality communicates a plethora of positives to your employer and your peers, and establishes your dedication and interest in handling responsibilities.
Paramita Mishra holds a PhD in Environmental Biology, and has been associated with teaching Communicative English and Personality Development for nine years now. She can be contacted at email@example.com