We can all run 5, 10, or 15 minutes late on occasion—but what’s the deal with people who are chronically and severely late. Here is what chronic tardiness really means.
Poor Planning Skills
If you are constantly late, it’s time to build a bit more cushion into your schedule. That way you won’t be stressed to the max when you get stuck in unexpected traffic.
It’s Time To Delegate
I know it’s easier said than done, but you can’t do it all yourself. Lighten your load by delegating tasks that don’t have to be done by you. Even little things like picking up the dry cleaning or running other general errands can really have an impact.
You Think Your Time Is More Valuable Than Others
Another reason for chronic tardiness is plain and simple disrespect. You either consciously or subconsciously find your time to be more valuable than those you have made plans with. This might be everyone or just a handful of people in your personal or professional life. Such as an employer who is always tardy to meetings, or who cancels plans with their team after they should already be underway.
If you are chronically tardy and want to do something about it—identifying the reason why is the first step in the right direction.