Are you right on time for your meetings? Are you always late? This article is dedicated to pretty much everyone who arrives late at meetings, classes and events in general. But, we really can’t understand those who arrive late at parties. There’s no excuse for such thing. Why are you unable to keep track on your time?
This may be bad for your friends, but science has something else to say. Being late is actually a sign of low productivity, but science says those who are always late actually live longer and are more productive than other individuals.
Being late is related to your health
Stress is “killing” and leads to anxiety, hypertension, stroke and heart disease. Any of these conditions may result in premature death, and that’s the last scenario you need in your life.
Diana DeLonzor, author of Never Late Again, says that people who are always late are more optimistic and more unrealistic than their friends. They are never rude, and believe they need more time to get dressed or take care of their errands. Their schedules are filled with optimism, but they are never realistic.
Scientific evidence: People who are late have awesome qualities
Researchers at Harvard medical school, this optimistic outlook results in better health and long life. Another similar study showed that optimistic salesmen manage to sell 88 percent better than their pessimistic colleagues. Optimism brings a lot of gains.
Chronically late individuals are perfectionists who will never leave their project or dirty dishes before jumping in the car and leaving somewhere else. Their friends do not really understand this, but this trait indicates a successful career.
Those who are late master their habits and hobbies. They become perfectionists and often lose track of time. But, remember, passion and focus carry you to great things.
Being a “late person” maybe a thing of your personality. There was an interesting research on this topic. Researchers compared ambitious and driven Type 2 personalities to relaxed and creative Type B personalities, and asked them to guess how much time passed when observing a timer. Type As said 58 seconds, and Type Bs said 77 seconds. Individuals in both groups are complex, and have different perception of time. This is the explanation you were looking for.
This does not mean that you should be always late. Respect your friends and family, and try to be on time for most of your meetings. Set an alarm clock to trick your brain into thinking you are already late. This trick may help you.