People Who Are More Precise Than Time

Some people are so precise with time that you can even set your watch right by following their schedule. I know, sounds boring, predictable, annoying, metronomic, monotonous, but not really. These are the people you can always count on.


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In order to be consistent, doesn’t necessarily mean monotonous or boring, but having a set of simple rules to follow. No matter what!

The longer you spend on planning activities, the greater the chances of keeping the “etiquette” and it’s not really that hard.

In other words, if your daily activities are built around what you really want to do (I know it sounds strange, but plenty of people do a lot of other things over their initial plan), you have more shots to achieve them all. Without saying you don’t have the time or you can’t handle the daily tasks.

What might help you keep your promises:

  • Plan the next day schedule the evening before and also set an order. What YOU want to do, not what others want you to do;
  • Reduce to a minimum the SPAM visits and conversations. They simply waste your time and you get drawn into them unsolicited;
  • Understand that keeping a promise is directly connected to your credibility. You promised you’ll do it, there is no excuse for dodging it;
  • Respect yourself. If you promised to yourself, it will help to build self-confidence when you keep the promises. If you planned to run in the park every Saturday, don’t make excuses for not doing it. No need to make a competition out of it, but make an effort to fulfill that promise;
  • Respect others. If they are used to get something from you every morning at 7 sharp, you must provide that something no matter what;
  • Re-set priorities if something came up;
  • Gather around you people who keep their promises;
  • Make sure you know exactly what others are expecting from you;
  • Use the calendar;
  • Plan ahead;
  • Find solutions, not excuses;
  • Be punctual;
  • Treat others the same way you wish to be treated;
  • Start with small promises in order to get used to the idea;
  • Expect others to keep their promises;
  • When you say no, keep that promise also;
  • Don’t do things in order to get something in return. First, you put the wood on the stove and then expect it to get warm, not the other way round;
  • Care about your integrity, it’s a close relative of credibility;
  • Don’t forget that a broken promise is when you promise a child some play time and then excuse yourself for not having time.

Don’t charge at unrealistic promises, better “Under promise, over deliver” – Tom Peters, but in a reasonable manner. If you are a manager, it’s common sense to keep promises, so you can ask the same from your men.

There are two types of people: those you can rely on no matter what and those who make excuses, the only difference is that the first category get everybody’s respected.

Good luck succeeding! … if you have time for it.

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