Importance of Punctuality Punctuality is the habit of doing things exactly in time. A punctual person in most cases will be a winner everywhere. A person who is punctual is always one step ahead of others. If one does not work promptly and punctually it is bound to have a negative impact of various aspects of one’s life. Punctuality is essential for man in every walk of life and the same time it is fundamentally instilled in the character of every successful man too.
For students it is a great blessing.
If we are punctual we will get enough time to do our work according to our plan. Punctuality is inevitable everywhere. In business it is equally, if not, more important. If we want to be successful entrepreneurs and managers, we have to be very particular about time, ours and that of others. The failure to keep up an engagement punctually may mean a setback for business.
In schedule-driven jobs, unpunctuality can have a direct effect on a company’s bottom line. When calls go unanswered, deliveries are late or an assembly line can’t operate the impact is always tremendous.
In other jobs, the effect might be more scattered but at the same time can also be significantly damaging, to both productivity and morale. In places like hospitals, punctuality can obviously make all the difference, of course between life and death. A punctual person never faces any difficulty as far as time is concerned.
He commands respect and admiration of all who work with him and is an asset to the organization that he is a part of. Everybody likes to work with such a person. On the contrary an unpunctual person sees himself in arrears as days pass and is gradually filled with despair.
He generally causes inconvenience to others and is most of the time a liability. If we study the lives of great men, we find that punctuality was one of the secrets of their success in life. The necessity of doing our work punctually should be felt more keenly because we live today in a complicated society where each work is dependent on the other. The smooth working of the modern world is due to an increasing recognition of the necessity of doing our work punctually. Punctuality being so important in life, it is necessary for every man to cultivate this habit from the very beginning.
Once we are punctual, our labors will be lightened, our mind disciplined and our life will be much easier and brighter. Being on time, every time, conveys far more than just a good sense of timing. It tells people that you’re on top of things, that you’re organized, that you can be counted on, that you value them, and, ultimately, that you value yourself. However, for the not so punctual, often referred to as ‘tardy’, many measures can be taken to improve and be rid of this habit. The first step is admitting to the problem of being late. Everything suffers right from relationships to work.
It is then important to find solutions to get rid of the problem by adopting certain measures. Some steps I think that would help many, including me, are as follows: •Always keeping a watch at hand. •Keeping a watch in every room. •Waking up early in the morning. •Making a timetable for routines and stick to it. •Planning events early. Do not wait for the last moment. •Maintaining a diary of events, to observe improvement. •Observing where time is lost and trying to correct it. Thus, in my future endeavours, I shall try to the best of my ability to reach on time and the follow the path of punctuality.