Tag Info

Hot answers tagged

9

You may lose 5-10 minutes of your life by being early. But by being late, you may lose 30 minutes (by missing the bus, doctor calling someone else, and so on). If someone is waiting for you, you'll lose a lot of respect which will take far more than 5-10 minutes of your life to earn back. My father would refuse to do business with people who show up to ...


6

When you have no reason to, no purpose. Measuring anything is a waste of time if you have not determined beforehand why you want to measure what. Usually you determine the why first (why would you want to measure 'time', instead of 'time spent on X'), then you decide what is useful to measure, then you decide which tools you use (you don't use an ordinary ...


5

There are lots of good answers already. Let me add one more aspect. There is an asymmetry between being early and being late. If you are early, you know that you are early. You can plan accordingly. If you are 30 minutes early, you can bring a book. If you are 5 minutes early, you can do a quick phone call, read or write a few emails or messages. When you ...


5

I used to have a problem with chronic lateness, and I whilst I was well aware of the problems that my lateness caused me, I often overlooked the impact of my lateness on others. This is partly because many of these problems were experienced by people before I even arrived, and when I did finally turn up, I was often in such a rush that I didn’t notice other ...


2

Similar to Mindfulness Meditation, I practice a technique of relaxation with the intent to reach a state of "no-mind" as defined by the popular book The Power of Now. I let my mind wander for a little bit, to "play" so to speak, but after 10-ish minutes i try to quell my thoughts. When I catch myself thinking, I practice what the book recommends and just ...


1

Syed Balkhi of the Young Entrepreneur Council wrote this article on the 6 Powerful Actions for Improving Your Productivity. I'll quote what he said on his 1st recommended action which is "Tracking." How much of your time is spent on emails or on the phone versus doing your most important work? If you don't have a clear picture of how your days are ...


1

You have to "hear the silence" you have to understand that there is always around the life with you . The first thing to do is to stop chasing thoughts, and just listen to them from the side - later you realize their senselessness.


1

You should aim to be slightly early because it acts as a form of contingency. Years ago I would calculate the exact time I needed to leave the house, in order to pick my daughters up from school. Then I would adjust the alarm on my phone so it reminded me to leave the house just at the moment which would ensure I reached the school just in time, and did not ...


1

Probably the single best reason is so you are respectful. Being late for a meeting or an appointment is disrespectful to all others involved. While it is wrong for others to do it (Doctor appointments etc..) you don't want to stoop to their level. Always being respectful to others will only make you a better person and others will see it.



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible