Punctuality and its Advantages
Meaning and definition: Punctuality means the exactness in keeping timer and appointments. It is defined as a quality by virtue of which a person is able to do the right thing at the right time and never offers an excuse for the delay in work.
The need for punctuality in everyday life: Punctuality plays an important role in every walk of life. Students must reach the schools and colleges on time. Workers, managers, officers and executives must attend their duties on time. Trains, buses, aero-planes must arrive and depart at the right time. Thus, if every right thing is done at the right time, there will not be any dislocation anywhere.
Advantages of punctuality: Punctuality is the key to success. A man who is punctual in his everyday life enjoys certain advantages which others do not get.
People have a great regard for a punctual man.
He is always successful in his work.
He commands a moral right over others. Other people will feel glad that you value the importance of their time.
Your can avoid a lot of stress if you attend your duties on time.
A punctual person inspires other people to be ‘on timeâ€. In spite of all their engagements, people try to be punctual every time and everywhere.
How to be punctual? We can be punctual by following the following basic tips.
Make a list of important tasks and appointments, schedule them, and set a reminder for each of them.
Try to reach 15-20 minutes early than the appointment. This will create a time-cushion.
Get your clothes, mobile phone, and other essential items ready a night before in advance.
Learn to prioritize important tasks.
Take a realistic view of the tasks that you can really perform with the pre-determined time.
Gandhiji was once punished during his school life because he did not reach the school on time and that one instance in life made him punctual throughout and we have learned enough lessons on punctuality from his daily life.
Conclusion: Punctuality is a great virtue in a person, whether educated or uneducated. Therefore it should be cultivated at any cost.