Punctuality is a necessary habit that must be cultivated by every person. Without it nothing could ever be brought to a conclusion, everything would be in a state of chaos. It is the mark of a civilized society. It has been rightly called 'the soul of business'.
In ordinary living there can be some tolerance of unpunctuality. But it is hard for energetic, quick-minded people to waste time, so they are often tempted to finish a job before setting out to keep an appointment. If no accidents occur on the way, like punctured tyres, diversion of traffic etc. they will be on time. To be on time is a great quality which is unfortunately possessed by a very few.
In our daily life, we have to attend to various types of business. This brings us in contact with other people. If we are late, this may cause annoyance and worry to them. Punctuality is the key to get success in life. Without it our life may be a great failure. Hence, we must be punctual to taste the wonderful achievements of life.
It is said that time is money time once gone never returns. Hence, make the best effort of time at your disposal to be punctual. Sometimes people lose golden opportunity in life due to being late by a few minutes. If you are catching a train, it is always better to be comfortably early than even a fraction of a minute too late early means a little before the real time. yje live in a big city, we have to consider the route problem to reach the destination.
It is not easy thing to be punctual. It requires a man all the energy to regulate his life, if he wants to be punctual in every business. Unpunctuality invites trouble and worry. It is said, "A stitch in time saves nine." A man who is punctual and keeps his appointment is sure to be held in high esteem by others. Everyone banks on him because he keeps his words.
Hence there is no alternative of this quality and it must be nourished by every human being right from the very beginning. Once George Washiongton told his secretary, "Sir, either you must get a new watch or I must get a new secretary" The example clearly shows the value of punctuality.
Punctuality is necessary in a civilised and cultured world because it is the base of its all round development.