When I first joined or even before I joined I always was told right place, right time and right uniform will get you a long way in the military. Always plan ahead when giving guidance to be somewhere at any given time. In my opinion the military gives you that discipline that everyone needs in their everyday life. According to, Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc. Accountability means the state of being accountable; liability to be called on to render an account; accountableness. It's important to be accounted for no matter if you're part of a formation or some type of business. Being accounted for let's that subjects accountee know that he/she is at his point of place and time. To be accounted for allows the subject to be somewhere else other than his point of duty, knowing that his command knows of his whereabouts and his status. One likes to believe that being on time is being late, but being early is being on time. The importance of being on time when getting accounted for shows how responsible you are instead of showing up late and not getting accounted for and being late. Thus brings it back to why accountability and being on time is important. No matter what, a person should let someone know of there whereabouts. Have you noticed that tardiness is on the rise? People are chronically late for work; for their child’s teacher conference or athletic contest; or even for parties and celebrations. As the old saying goes, “they will even be late for their own funeral.” Yet, punctuality is one of the key ways that we can positively brand ourselves.
Today we will explore why it is so important to be on time for all of your scheduled events. Whatever your appointment may be—a phone call, a business meeting, or a dinner engagement—you should always strive to be on time.
Why Be on Time?
Being on time:
Demonstrates that you are diligent and dependable.
Indicates that you honor your commitments and you can be trusted.