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5 Minutes Early Is On Time; On Time Is Late; Late Is Unacceptable

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/02/21

I agree with this, but used to be very bad at it: [WayBack] 5 Minutes Early Is On Time; On Time Is Late; Late Is Unacceptable

Being late is unacceptable. While that sounds harsh, it’s the truth and something that should be said more often. I don’t care whether you’re attending a dinner party, a conference call, or a coffee meeting — your punctuality says a lot about you.

A few things that helped me:

  • only attend things that are really important
  • reserve way enough time for travel and preparation

It’s still not perfect, but they help me things I had a hard time coping with:

  • planning way too much in a day (hence the only really important stuff)
  • making far to optimistic estimates for travel and preparation (now I do my estimate times 2 or better: 3)

Via: [WayBack] 5 Minutes Early Is On Time; On Time Is Late; Late Is Unacceptable – Marjan Venema – Google+

–jeroen

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