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The Importance for Punctuality

Updated on April 6, 2017
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Relationships are Poorly Developed with no punctuality

I thought of the idea quite some time through my personal experiences.

Some people certainly know how to let others wait, and wait when not punctual. They turn up with some lame excuse.

· Why are you never on time for work, or a meeting, a doctor's appointment, or a simple date?

· Have you been late but with a good reason?

· Have you been late to meet a friend but this always happens so to you it doesn't mean much with some lies told you can get away with it?

· Do you think punctuality is important?

I am always on time unless in an emergency, only would I be late which I think is quite an understandable situation.

You invite friends over for dinner and you eat at seven o' clock.

Guests arrive half an hour later.

Would you start the process or wait on them?

It happened to me many times.

We invited a friend to our place for a barbecue.

He would arrive half an hour later the excuse as follows:

''I had too much to cope with at home.''

The thing is he knew in advance about coming to us but he still can't make that time, he can never be on time and thinks nothing of his rudeness.

I stopped inviting people who don't respect their time of the invitation. It is often about them.

· Punctuality is very important.

If you are going to be late for some reason at least telephone the other person. Let them know something came up.

The constant behavior can be frustrating but then again every individual is different.

They think and do things their way and won't always be on time.

· Be prompt a habit you have to stick to.

It is not only about meeting with friends, what about paying debts on time?

When getting up in the morning, but this is not often the case.

Don't let others wait they have somewhere to be at, and waiting on you will make them late for their appointments or chores.

· Do you only think of yourself and time and of not others when getting to some place on time?

Punctuality varies from culture to culture also in most parts of Europe.

People are laid back and don't make everything a priority that includes punctuality.

Lots are not practiced so keeping up to such standard is rare.

Be punctual show strengths in your character. Meeting someone at a specific time means you have promised you would be there.

If you don't arrive on time your promise made is now broken.

Be the man of your word.

If you show punctuality it shows you can be depended on, and you are reliable. An individual who fails to show punctuality is someone who is not dependable.

It is not easy to find that person if ever needed at any other time.

They are disorganized and have not agenda.

Being careless about time makes them careless also about other aspects of life.

A person who is always late is only good for excuses and nothing else.

Punctuality increases your self-esteem and allows you to be more confident, and in this way you can rely or depend on yourself.

You can have control of yourself and be more stable in daily chores.

Punctuality makes one feel the best and are stress free.

Showing up late with a good reason is different from showing up with some lame excuse.

That leads you to nowhere but back in the same spot.

Arriving early makes me feel free from nervousness, or anxiety.

I have a chance to know how to go about my time spent for the rest of the evening or day.

One of the valuable habits to all individuals is punctuality.

Punctuality shows discipline in business deals and in the workplace, at meetings when meeting a friend, going on a date, and so many other activities in your lives.

Don't ignore punctuality.

· How can you be dependable if you are self-employed or working for someone if you don't show punctuality?

No company would employ someone who fails to show up on time for an interview.

Most companies have strict policies and if you don't abide by their policies you are fired.

Sometimes wait is worth your while and being punctual shows humility.

Most people would be more satisfied if you came earlier.

Don't forget that punctuality shows respect for each other.

If you are late in my opinion you are just being selfish. It is all about you.

What you don't realize in your selfish moment is each minute taken for yourself is another minute taken from the other person.

· Is that so necessary?

Making others wait is not humble gesture. You are stealing their time for yourself.

It is not right for you to make others wait on you.

The time lost could have been a successful task but you failed to make it on time.

Time means money to some people.

Meet on the agreed hour don't be disrespectful to others.

You have to make sacrifices to be on time.

Maybe slightly change your daily routine see how much of a difference that would make for you.

Surely the other person would do the same for you.

It is about punctuality.

In showing up on time it shows you value this habit and yourself and the other person's time.

As you won’t steal a few dollars from another person's wallet, in the same way you should not steal time of the other person.

Though said time is money but time is of greater importance than money.

Note that time is never bought.

Make the most of the time you have not of the time you lost.

Students often turn up late in classes and this disrupts the lesson. Coming in late during lessons is rude.

The noisy door opens and a student roughly tries to find a seat over the rest of the students. That is a disturbing moment for everyone in the room.

In church the late comers arrive and disturb the prayer.

This happens when others are praying. There you are in the middle of it the prayer and breaking their moments.

· Does that make you feel good about yourself?

Relationships formed with other people are poorly developed if you are not on time.

· Others feel under-valued if you don't show up on time and what else could be more important than you being on time?

· Who wants to date someone who never shows up on time?

For example, sitting alone and waiting in a restaurant is not a great feeling or even at a bar.

Your date is not going to contact you again.

All children are picked up from school while your child waits alone and becomes sacred of waiting alone.

Rather be fifteen minutes early than fifteen minutes late.

Your services won't be required if you don't show punctuality.

No punctuality can hurt your life in many ways.

Missing the appointments or dinner time with a friend is rude and not respectful..

Meetings at the workplace should be on time.

Paying of bills should not be missed.

Going to church on time

Meeting your date should be taken seriously.

Getting to work on time is extremely important to employer and employee.

Making time for your child and family time, such aspects of life are neglected if you don't show punctuality.

The neglect to pay your traffic ticket can cause you a strained life.

Without punctuality you don't feel so positive, or responsible.

In Eastern Europe people think not much of punctuality life is easy-going. I still can't go with that kind of habit.

I prefer being on time than someone waiting on me. I am from another part of the world and know for sure that punctuality is very important to be that dependable someone in society.

People talk about those who are never on time and once this happens you would not be contacted.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      I attended a baby shower where the guest of honor was 35 minutes late with no apology or explanation. I was not happy, and others tried to contain their feelings as well. She is customarily 45 minutes -1 hour late so I guess she was "early" but I considered this as taking rudeness to a whole new level. It is, however, a matter of culture so it depends on where you are. Sharing this hub.

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      what a useful hub.. perhaps it'll make folks get there on time!! easy to follow and it makes sense!!! voted awesome

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Good Afternoon FlourishAnyway so true customary and punctuality does not mean that much it is like I will be whenever as long as I am at the venue well said and thank you for sharing so pleased to read your comment

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Good Afternoon FlourishAnyway so true customary and punctuality does not mean that much it is like I will be whenever as long as I am at the venue well said and thank you for sharing so pleased to read your comment

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Frank Atanacio the true meaning of punctuality is be there on time unfortunately not everybody gets it. Thank you for the vote awesome I appreciate you stopping by

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I am a very punctual person. Bev, not so much. Don't tell her I said that please. LOL

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      FullOfLoveSites 3 years ago from United States

      I always make it a point to get to an appointment, etc., on time. I don't want people who wait for me think that I'm "important" so as to arrive late (except for some unforeseen circumstances). Distance should not even be an excuse -- if you know that you're far away from the meeting place but you really, really want to make it there, be on time.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi billybuc I did mention that not every individual is the same in many ways thank you for stopping by always appreciated

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hello FullOfLoveSites, so true punctuality is very important one has to make it there thank you for commenting

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I think it's just simple courtesy to be on time for appointment or meeting friends and family. It shows that you respect other people. Thanks for talking about this important subject, Devika!

      Enjoy the rest of the day!

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      vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

      I agree--not being punctual affects others and is inconsiderate and unkind. I also value punctuality in myself and others, even though I live in a country where it generally isn't valued. Thank you!

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 3 years ago from Norfolk

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      I would rather be early than be late. I get very anxious if I have to rely on someone else who does appreciate the need to get us there on time. I can never understand why they leave late, drive too fast, endanger their lives and still can't get there on time! Weird!

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      sheilamyers 3 years ago

      I have no patience for people who say they will be somewhere at a particular time and then show up late without a very good reason. Over the years, it seems like it was the same people all the time. So what did I do? If it's a party, I start without them even if they're the guest of honor. If someone wants to ride with me to a movie or to skating or whatever, I tell them what time I'm leaving. I'll give them five minutes then leave without them. It may sound rude, but it worked to change some people's tardiness.

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      Mike Robbers 3 years ago from London

      Being punctual i think is something fundamental,so very important whether we're talking about business or just simple in our relationships,in our daily routine..

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Ohhhh- I am so punctual and am a stickler for being on time. Even if I am a minute late, I feel horrible and would actually call to let the person know that I'm late. Of course, if there is an emergency, it's understandable, but I have no tolerance for lateness. My schedule is always hectic (as is most people's) so I prepare myself well in advance so that I will be on time and I expect others to do the same. When they are late, they are wasting my time in which I could've spent finishing up another task. Whew- I feel better venting now. :)

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I am very punctual, early really in fear of being late and I do not appreciate people who are not. Great subject Devika.

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      MG Singh 3 years ago from Singapore

      Great post. Having been in Air Force I value punctuality.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Important topic, Devika. You have presented a lot of great advice here and food for thought!

      Up and more and sharing

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      I was born in time...so punctuality is innate. I think this is one reason why I am so fit to be a Flight Attendant because punctuality runs in my blood! Hate to be late! Great thoughts! :)

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi epbooks exactly that you got to prepare yourself to be on time you said it perfectly thank you for sharing your opinion here always appreciated

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Good Morning Mike Robbers very true point made and your comments are always appreciated

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi sheilamyers you are so right and your attitude towards people like that is just what they need. thank you for sharing your experiences always appreciated.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi sallybea, well said another problem with trying to speed up and get to your destination especially when running late so pleased to read another comment from thank you always appreciated

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi vespawoolf, punctuality is very important I too now live in a country where punctuality is not valued but I make sure I stick to my side of things. Thank you for coming by always appreciated.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      kidscrafts, thank you for commenting enjoy the rest of the week great weather here so far and just loving it.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Jackie Lynnley, well comment and always appreciated, thank you

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      MG Singh thank you for commenting always appreciated.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Faith Reaper, thank you always for the votes more and sharing, I appreciate your stopping by have lovely day.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi CrisSp thank you for that born on time but you took a while to get here you said it with great thought and so agree. Always appreciated.

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      Dave 3 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      Hi Devika ,

      Once again you have wrote about a subject that has attracted many comments, and, one that has affected us all in one way or another. I think, as do many others it seems, that punctuality is very important, and keeping ones word, is equally so. Well written, voted up.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi D.A.L. you are so right as are other comments received punctuality is very important also depends on culture as it varies thank you for the vote up your comments are always appreciated. Have a lovely day.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Being punctual is very important. I hat to be kept waiting and I do not keep others waiting. This value should be instilled in children so that they realize the importance of time in life. Great write, voted up.

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      SweetiePie 3 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Punctuality is important in a relationship and work. Also, I think some friends under estimate the importance of showing up to lunch when they say they are going to do so. I remember in college I had one friend who would always ask me to meet her at the bell tower around noon so we could have lunch, but she often did not show up. She would usually make up an excuse about sleeping, and then laugh it off. Eventually I would only stop by to see if she actually came, and would just leave if she was not on time. I understand being late sometimes, but being late all the time means you do not respect or care about the person you made plans with.

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      Joshua Nyamache 3 years ago from Kenya

      This hub brings me to understand the importance of time management. Don't let somebody wait for you and eventually you end up not appearing for the appointment. Don't waste another person's time by having him or her wait for long, just call that person and inform him or her that you'll be late or you won't come.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Very useful hub as Punctuality is perhaps the most important personality trait of a person. I value punctuality and I respect those who value it.

      Interesting and useful hub! Thanks for sharing!

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Vellur thanks for the kind comment and vote up your comments are always appreciated.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hello SweetiePie, yeah some people think nothing of punctuality and glad you sorted that out in your own way. so nice of you to come by and share your experience about punctuality. Thank you for commenting always appreciated.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Nyamache, well said don't waste another person's time for sure something that most people don't even think of doing is calling the other to inform them of their situation. Thank you for commenting here lots to think to about.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      ChitrangadaSharan thank you for coming by here your comments are always appreciated

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 3 years ago

      This is just great! A well detailed outline of why it is so important to be on time! I will call the person, if I am running late. Sometimes, I will even take it a step further when I occasionally end up being a few minutes late. I will stop and buy them a thank you card, for being so patience with me, and include a small amount gift certificate to one of the favorite places to eat. Yes, it does say much about a person's character!

      Up +++ shared...way to go! :-)

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Jo you are so right about punctuality it does show lost about a person's character. Thank you for the vote up, shared and for sharing your wonderful thoughts here always appreciated.

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      Paradise7 3 years ago from Upstate New York

      I really don't know why some people are usually not on time. Is it so hard to do? We have a divided family--about half of us are punctual to the minute or indeed often early (I'm in this half), a bit at least. the other half of us just amble in whenever they feel like it, apparently. I think or hope, this habit is strictly with family or social events and doesn't carry over into an extremely bad work habit. I've never understood it. Adults have the responsibility to other adults to be on time. What one of my nephews said was that since it was his free time, he didn't feel obligated to hurry around and rush off to a family event. He had enough of that in other parts of his life and just didn't want to stress about it. It drove his wife crazy!

      It doesn't usually bug me that much when people are late, however, I won't hold up dinner more than about 10 or fifteen minutes. The people that are already there don't deserve to have their dinner spoiled on account of a latecomer.

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      JPSO138 3 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

      I always make it point to be on time. In fact, I am always ahead of time when I have appointments, meetings, and lectures. As you can see, I do conduct trainings most of the time and I do not let my students wait for me. It is often me, waiting for them. Our people ( Filipinos) have been noted to come on later.. That is why we have this statement.. "Filipino time" often when it is said here, you are obviously late. But I do not go with the trend and I always come early.

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      Crystal Tatum 3 years ago from Georgia

      Running late certainly creates stress. I admit I'm not the best at time managment. I prefer to be on time or early if possible.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      JPSO138 so true about being on time and it is in many cases cultural thank you for sharing your thoughts here I appreciate your comments.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Paradise7 punctuality is very important but some people don't think much of being on time thank you for sharing your experience here about punctuality I am always on time so nobody waits on me. So kind of you to comment on my work.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Crystal Tatum thank you for sharing your thoughts here on The Importance for Punctuality I appreciate your comments and time taken to come by.

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      Pamela Oglesby 3 years ago from United States

      I agree with you completely. I always try to be punctual as I think it is rude to keep people waiting and of course, I don't like to be kept waiting either. If I am running a little late I find it stressful, so I really try to leave a little early. You covered all the bases on the importance of punctually very well.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Hi Devika, I am the kind of person who would rather be an hour early than ten minutes late, but my hubby is the kind of person who would rather be an hour late than ten minutes early.

      Voting up and shared.

      Shyron.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Pamela99 Thank you for the pleasant comment and punctuality shows character of any individual your comments are always appreciated.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hello Shyron E Shenko, all individuals are never on time or the same thank you for the vote up and shared. I appreciate all your comments.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      My idea of on time is early. My idea of late is on time. I'm a bear for punctuality. Lots of good information here, and thought provoking as always.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Au fait thank you very much for commenting on my hub ''The Importance for Punctuality'' as often people fail to respect the time of others. Your comments are always appreciated.

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      passionate77 3 years ago

      great hub dear, very insightful and well written. time is really so precious and i don't like to be kept waiting but don't understand why some people don't understand the value of punctuality. anyways very thought provoking post, thanks for shraing. stay blessed!

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      JR Krishna 3 years ago from India

      The Importance for Punctuality is a very informative hub

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Good Evening passionate77 so true about punctuality and most people don't find it important as you thank you for sharing your pleasant thoughts here.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      thumbi7 thank you for coming by always appreciated.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      There are a lot of interesting and thought provoking ideas in this hub, Devika! I like the way in which you relate punctuality to other aspects of life besides arriving somewhere on time. Punctuality is an important topic!

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hello AliciaC, hope all is well with you punctuality is very important making the other person wait is rude so kind of you to come by here your comments are always appreciate thank you very much.

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