It’s almost as if, the more simple it is, the harder it is.
Be on time.
Most would say this is all about discipline, but really this is all about care. When you care about something, you make time for it. You arrive early. You’re ready to go at the time assigned (meaning you arrive 15 minutes prior to the assigned time).
How to achieve this?
Honestly, I still work very hard at it. In my head I care deeply about so many appointments, the people at them, the things to be discussed…The problem is simply the time of travel between appointments.
Lately, I’ve been working on building in wider moats of time between appointments to allow for ‘stuff to come up’. And when I’m on the road, I’m also building in travel time as its own appointment- no longer guessing, but literally writing a block called travel time.
Still, I find myself late to too many appointments…
Woody Allen once said that “80% of life is just showing up.” Yes being there is OK. I’ll one up him:
Those who show up on time win more…100% of the time.