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The Root Of Success : Punctuality

Updated on January 17, 2016

What Is Punctuality?

Punctuality is the habit of doing a thing at the right time. A punctual man gets up at the right time in the morning. He takes his breakfast in time. He is never late in rising from bed and in attending to his duties. Punctuality is a good habit. We can do things at the right time if we want to. But it is not an easy matter. It is easier to loiter and kill time putting off things to do for tomorrow. In this way we get into bad habits easily. It is easy to form a habit but difficult to get out of it. We must be careful to do a thing at the right moment. The best motto to keep before us is, "Do it now." We must try to learn the habit of observing punctuality from the very beginning of our livers. This quality can lead to the qualities that can lead to being successful in life. You will get enough time despite completing all the work and never suffer with the problem of time management. Here we will discuss different aspects of being punctual and its importance in bring successful.

Punctuality Is Success

Time waits for none. So become punctual.
Time waits for none. So become punctual.

Punctuality, the Root of Success:

A punctual man gets ample time in his life. He can do many things. A punctual student learns his lesson in time and finds no difficulty in passing the examination with distinction. He never lags in the class. He can follow his lesson from beginning to end. It saves his time. He has not to labor so much. He need not work hard at the time of examination. He makes a better performance with a minimum amount of labor. Punctuality crowns him with brilliant success in life. Apart from educational prospects, a punctual student can manage his time in all the other sectors of life. He can participate in extracurricular activities and perform well in those activities too. Also he can play a crucial role in the society’s development with his own efforts. He does not keep connection with the bad students and human beings and mixes with the good ones. He can lead his friends in good work and make himself a good leader. He can do all this because he gets plenty of time for doing all this and still no problem is there with the proper management of time.

Importance of Punctuality in Professional Life:

A doctor's lateness means the loss of a life and a lawyer's lateness might mean the ruin of his client. To a businessman punctuality is equally important. If he fails to be punctual in his appointments, his business might be paralyzed and might suffer serious financial loss. On the other hand if a shopkeeper opens his shop punctually, has a regular approach of customers. As a result his business prospers day by day. From these examples, you can easily understand that without punctuality you can never expect to become successful in whichever profession you are. Without this quality of managing time properly, you will never get to your desired goal ever in your whole life. Lives of great men show that they were all punctual and their success in life was due to punctuality. They persisted with punctuality despite all the difficulties. That’s why they were able to reach their goal and make their make in this world. Even in most cases their success has become an inspiration for the people around and for those who will come in future.

A late Man Suffers:

A late man is an enemy to himself. He is a nuisance to everyone. He is disliked by all. He suffers for that. If he gives word to his friend and cannot keep it he may lose his friends. A late man cannot even say his prayers in time. Not only that but he cannot perform any of his work on time. As a result he suffers greatly to maintain proper time management. He never does well in the exams and finds it very much difficult to even pass the exam. He wakes late in the morning and goes to the bed late. He has no proper timing of breakfast, lunch and dinner. He cannot perform his daily works properly. As a result he does not get any scope of performing any extracurricular activities and he struggles throughout his life. The root of this suffering is simply one- not being punctual. So if anyone wants to get out of this ever struggling phase from his life there is only one way-be punctual.

At which stage of life should a person be most punctual?

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The habit of punctuality requires long careful training. So, the habit should be practiced quite early in life. Once the habit is formed its utility will be apparent in every sphere of life. So, let us develop the habit of punctuality so that we can do maximum work within the short span of life. By doing this maximum work, we will be able to ensure that we reach to our goal and make our life a beautiful one. Otherwise we will have to struggle throughout our life which we certainly don’t want.


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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      My vote was to be punctual all of the time. As vespawoolf (above) shows respect for others which is true. My dad always told us that it is better to be a few minutes early rather than late. Being punctual is a good value to incorporate into one's life.

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      vespawoolf 2 years ago from Peru, South America

      I also put great importance on punctuality. It's important to always be punctual and it shows respect for others. Thank you for this interesting Hub.

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      Caitlin 2 years ago

      Lateness is a serious disease!! Yeah you heard it absolutely right. Diseases make you unstable both physically and mentally. With lateness, you will go through tremendous mental pressure which will in turn affect your health in the long run. This will cause loss in every sector of your life. You will be disliked by the others. This will create distance with your closed ones. Who will not be annoyed if you fail to reach at time again and again? That’s why you must try to be punctual from now on.

      Start by being punctual in the most important sectors of your life. Sort out a few sectors and become strict in mind that no matter whatever happens, I’m going to do all the things of this sector timely. Thus you can become punctual gradually and make a better life in the long run.

      The author is thanked for such a nice post.

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      Elizabeth 2 years ago

      Punctuality is indeed the root of success. In today’s hectic scheduled life, it is very hard to find punctual persons. Persons pertaining to absolute punctuality are very rare nowadays. Even many successful people are not that much punctual in every aspect of life. Thanks to the author for writing a hub on such an important topic.

      Not only in professional life, but the virtue of punctuality is very important in the student life too. In fact, it is a must to develop punctuality right from the student age. A tree which has grown up in a bend manner is really hard to straighten. But if a tree is nurtured from its initial stage then it grows up straight. That’s why punctuality should be practiced right from the young age. Then it will be very easy to practice punctuality at every stage of life.

      Once again thanks to the author for the topic.

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      Alex 2 years ago

      Importan topic have you brought and commented. The punctuality is one habit that make better people like Cristiano Ronaldo who arrive to the athletic field 1 half hour before normal training and start to practice alone his routine even when the props people or service people are just arriving to his labor. Habit and certain behaviors can make the diference.

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      Arghya 3 years ago

      I want to be punctual. And I think that it is a good habit. I opened this page for my English home task. Thank you.

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      amulya 4 years ago

      I want to be punctual and I opened this page because of the project given by our physics sir

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      ruchi 6 years ago

      this is very useful speech and thanks because my son school want speech on punctuality.

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      Sajib 6 years ago from Bangladesh

      Thanks Phil Plasma. You have a good habit. That is a cause to follow you.

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      Phil Plasma 6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      I almost always do my best to do things ahead of time when possible, or to always be on time for an appointment or even just to meet up with friends. I also agree that punctuality has many benefits which you so eloquently listed here, thanks for a great hub.

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      sweetie1 6 years ago from India

      Hi breathing,

      Yes i tend to agree with you that punctality is very important. Amitabh Bacchan who is one of the biggest stars ever in India, always reached on time and of 6 am shooting he would reach by 6 when the movie studio didn't open ( Indian standard time is about 3 hours late what time you give) and he would wait in his car. But this thing was noticed by most producers when he was struglling and slowly he got lots of respect for his this quality.

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      Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Great advice! Short and to the point, but valuable info. Rated useful.


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