3 Strategies to cure chronic lateness
We all know that one person (or maybe it’s even you… ) who rushes in 10 minutes after everyone else has arrived, usually spewing excuses and explanations such as “You wouldn’t believe the traffic” or “I couldn’t find my keys.”
But here’s the thing: While being a few minutes tardy to a social event is no big deal, it obviously looks less-than-professional in the workplace. Of course, over time, it can become a serious problem and can even get you fired.
If you’re going to invest the time and money to go to school, it’s important to make sure you set yourself up for success once you land a job as a professional medical assistant, dental assistant, massage therapist, or medical billing and coding specialist.
So if you’re one of those people who is always on time, pat yourself on the back. But if not, here are three things you can to do to stop living life as if you’re playing beat the clock all day.
1. Forgive yourself
If you’re chronically late, chances are your probably beat yourself up about it. But focusing on berating yourself isn’t going to solve the problem. In fact, it could actually make the issue worse as you focus on the problem – being late – rather than the solution of being on time.