Being on-time shows respect to those involved, builds relationships with those you work with, and requires you to be organized. One writer wrote about his own struggle with punctuality and how his lateness came to define him to others, saying:
People joked about it. It was my “thing” — I was on “Dustin time”. It was all very funny — until I realized that the same people that joked about it showed, time and again, that they didn’t trust me to get things done — that, indeed, they saw me as an incompetent person who couldn’t even get it together enough to be on time.