Committing to Showing Up
We get it — consistency isn’t easy, but it’s crucial. The foundation of a successful career is as simple and as challenging as showing up on time every day. While it may seem straightforward, punctuality is a reflection of your planning and organization skills, as well as your respect for others’ time.
Good attendance isn’t just a checkbox on your performance review; it’s a cornerstone of personal and professional growth. When you commit to being there, you open the doors to learning, succeeding, and ultimately crafting the life you envision for yourself.
Here’s how you can commit to showing up:
- Prioritize Punctuality: Recognize the importance of being on time, not just for you but for your team. Make timeliness a goal that you commit to. Write down your goal and commit to punctuality as a non-negotiable aspect of your routine.
- Organize Essentials: Prepare what you’ll need for the next day beforehand. Lay out your clothes, pack your bag, and make sure keys, wallets, and any work materials are ready to go. This will minimize the morning rush and the potential for delays.
- Give Yourself Wiggle Room: Account for potential delays, like traffic or last-minute work, and aim to arrive a bit earlier than required.
- Reflect and Adjust: Keep an eye on how well you’re doing with being on time. If you notice that some of your methods aren’t cutting it, be ready to mix things up. And if you stumble upon a better way to make being on time easier, go for it!
- In your opinion, why do you think consistency and punctuality are so important?
- What steps can you take to make being on time an easier part of your daily routine?