There are two options really when talking about scheduling. You can either live ahead of your schedule or you can live behind your schedule. Both affect others.
When I was in college I had a football coach who said, “To be five minutes early is to be on time, to be on time is to be late and to be late is to be forgotten.” I believe there is a lot of truth to that.
It is understood that there are exceptions to every rule.
I've got an applicable exercise for you today. At some point before the day ends, take a look at your calendar for the following day and put it together. Factor in drive times and eat times. Go to bed early enough so you won’t be snoozing your morning away. Be realistic in your planning. Give yourself more time than is necessary to transition and shift between appointments or activities.
Many people do have schedules and work hard to adhere to their calendar. Some people could care less. Understand this; if you haven’t figured out how to master your own calendar, you are affecting the lives of everyone you come in contact with. And... It shows up like you don't care or respect their time.
Here is what I would recommend. Get clear on your schedule and be respectful to those who are giving their precious time to you.
Block scheduling is a tool I learned awhile back. I have found that when I’m in my best rhythm, I take the time to plan and create a calendar that works for me. Being on time is a small part of efficient scheduling. This program also involves Efficiency Windows and Activity Timing discovery and development. 02 BLOCK is the program I’m working on to teach others who would like their scheduling habits to work for them.
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