Time is as richly complex as culture itself. For task-oriented people, such as the Swiss, time might be seen as linear -- rigid, plannable, organized into blocks, systematic.
There seems to be one common thread running through the behavior of chronically late individuals that is probably the most shared reason for them being perpetually tardy, and yet it is consistently overlooked. You are late because you don't want to be early.
At some level, being late always triggers this question: am I creating the greatest amount of value with my life that I can
3. Get down with downtime. Eternally tardy people, particularly those who fall into the "producer" category described above
Why do people, invited for a dinner party at 7:30, think it's cool to arrive at 8:30? It's rude. It's inconsiderate. And it's selfish.
Your relationship to time is one of your most important relationships. Consider that time is the currency of your life. All the choices you make about how to spend your time add up to the kind of life you have.
I realize there are cultural differences in expectations -- in some places, it's a major faux pas to ring the doorbell at the time a dinner party is nominally scheduled to begin -- but let's put that aside.
But if you conquered chronic lateness, what are some strategies that worked for you? 3. You undestimate the commute time