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Unlearn to be late
#1
Many of us have one common problem - we are being late. Let's discuss here why we are late and how we can remove this trait out of us.

To me, the most reasonable is to understand why we are being late. We overestimate the time, our abilities and form too many tasks. If you are permanently busy, don't try to push in other new tasks. Understand which task is more important for you at the moment and realize that everything can't be done at once.

And what do you think?
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#2
My problems is that I am always late at dates :oops: I don't know, for me it's normal, I mean this is the first stage of control I'm using in order to understand whether the man respects me and can understand that I'm a girl and require more time to look beautiful :roll: Smile
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#3
Helen, don't worry about that, we are already used with women being late for dates Smile
Happily we all now have cell phones and it's not a problem to call her and ask her when she's gonna come.
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#4
I like to arrive at scheduled time right on time. Neither earlier nor later even with few minutes. I don't like waiting for somebody, especially if it's an outdoor meeting and there's a bad weather.
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#5
The point is that you have to schedule your tasks by taking into account unpredictable circumstances. For example, the bus might not arrive on time, that's why take an earlier bus.
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#6
Generally, I'm telling you to schedule your time with 10 minutes breaks between tasks/duties. Try to understand that any work/action that is to be done needs that your head is prepared for this, so you need to focus. That's why you are late, because you don't realize this, and you always think you are ready, while you spend time for preparing for your task, but it's enough to take that into consideration and it'll be fine.
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#7
You know, I'm an optimist, I've always been saying that if I'm late for a train/bus, I'm just came early for the next train/bus. Smile When you want to arrive to a destination which is far from you in the city, think about the traffic jam when you estimate your arrival time.
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#8
I should tell you that sometimes it is even useful to be late. How? Well imagine you're a new person within a big team. Nobody would pay attention at you, unless you are late.
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Benn Wrote:I should tell you that sometimes it is even useful to be late. How? Well imagine you're a new person within a big team. Nobody would pay attention at you, unless you are late.

true Benn. But, here we can distinguish positive and negative attention. Being late is a negative trait, and all you do is draw negative attention, unless you apologize in front of everybody.
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#10
According to statistics, women are late more often then men. This is probably due to their irreplaceable desire to look good wherever they go. So, if a woman wants to become a business woman, she needs to learn how to get make-upped quick, otherwise no success is to be achieved.
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Riser Wrote:According to statistics, women are late more often then men. This is probably due to their irreplaceable desire to look good wherever they go. So, if a woman wants to become a business woman, she needs to learn how to get make-upped quick, otherwise no success is to be achieved.

Real business women never look as an ordinary women. In business there is no time for beauty, for hairdressing etc. Though, I shuold admit that Michelle Obama looks great, and, she's punctual, never late Confuseduper
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#12
Примите как данность: вы не можете сделать все, что запланировали. Отметьте для себя самые важные дела и сделайте в первую очередь их. Скажите своему начальнику, на какие дела вам хватит рабочего времени. Помните, что дела, оказавшиеся в самом низу списка приоритетов, сегодня выполнены не будут.

Take it as a rule: you can't manage to do everything you planned in one or a couple of days. Point out the most important deals and finish them first. Explain your boss the approximate things you can do during your working hours, so that you could stop being in rush. Accept, the task on the bottom of the list are not going to be accomplished today.
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#13
Another reason could be that we like to be challenged, we like being late so we can see how quickly we can get to the next appt etc, life is more challenging and fun when we have to fit in more things
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#14
I am permanently late for the university. Smile
Psychologists say that if you are late somewhere then you are not so eager to go to that place. For not being late, at the beginning you have to leave home earlier than usual, even if you think you'll have to wait for the beginning of a particular event (in my case university). Judging by psychologists' theory, then comes the question, why girls almost always are late for a date?
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#15
I, like any girl, used to delay, even with 5 minutes, but is considered delay. Usually most who expect me was my friend, so one day, when I left at him, he had changed the time from my mobile phone (not wear clock)with 10 minutes before. And know that it worked. Then I realized that time is not correct, but so I learned that's not a pleasure for someone to wait me and after it Ino longer delay ( until today I used to correct time of 10 min before, in case of something)
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Peach Wrote:I, like any girl, used to delay, even with 5 minutes, but is considered delay. Usually most who expect me was my friend, so one day, when I left at him, he had changed the time from my mobile phone (not wear clock)with 10 minutes before. And know that it worked. Then I realized that time is not correct, but so I learned that's not a pleasure for someone to wait me and after it Ino longer delay ( until today I used to correct time of 10 min before, in case of something)

Peach, honey, hope that you will not mind if I'll try this method on my girlfriend, cause I really do not know in which language to explain that she should not be late.It's already a habit, not matter were shi goes to a meeting, to cinema, or at work.
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Steven Wrote:Helen, don't worry about that, we are already used with women being late for dates Smile
Happily we all now have cell phones and it's not a problem to call her and ask her when she's gonna come.

Withdraw my words back. Ladies, when will you wean of this stupid habit to be in late. How long can you be expected?
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Steven Wrote:Withdraw my words back. Ladies, when will you wean of this stupid habit to be in late. How long can you be expected?

First ask your girlfriend what is her reason, because of she always is in late, how I understand she is doing this all the time, and you will have the answer of all women.. Wink
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