People Who Are Always Late Are More Successful And Live Longer, Research Finds
On 7th May 2017
Late people generally get a bad rep for being lazy and self-centered. People assume they can’t bother themselves with waking up on time or or caring about wasting other people’s time. However, there’s more to perpetual lateness than meets the eye. Read on below.
#1 If you're constantly running way behind schedule, it could be because you're an optimist.
We all have a friend or colleague, who is never on time. They don't mean to annoy us or think they're entitled to being late — it's just in their nature. While successful time management can be easy for some, others just never get round to learning the art of schedule prioritization (no pun intended).
If you're not one of those people, you're bound to be perpetually annoyed with those who always seem to be late. Unpunctuality is incredibly unpopular — especially in work life. Different cultures have different understandings of time, but especially in our Western world today being late for something is seen as rude and unprofessional.
#2 personality traits
There’s a series of positive personality traits associated with creativity that lead to their lateness and their overall unreliability. Their sense of time is out of whack. It’s not their fault, they were born this way!
#3 They are wired to be more optimistic and less stressed
You’re thinking of someone, aren’t you? Maybe it’s your best friend who just can’t get anywhere on time – or maybe it’s you. Regardless this is good news for people with bad timekeeping everywhere. Sure, you may occasionally/always be late, however there are positive personality traits that may just be a saving grace.
People who are late have a greater inability to feel stressed, leading to health benefits, but also think outside the box and look at the bigger picture. All of these things lead to greater success at work, alongside a longer life.
#4 It makes you more optimist
Optimist often tends to believe that they may have more time on their hands than they actually do. This can cause them to move slightly leisurely through life. Psychologists relate this phenomenon to “planning fallacy” which does explain chronic lateness in some people. To put simple, this theory postulates that some people consistently undermine how long a specific task will take and how much a task will take and this leads them to lateness. While it may be a little difficult to grasp the correlation between the two, it is refreshingly positive take on this habit which our popular culture look down upon.
Entrepreneurs, artists, and other visionaries are considered to be the big picture guys than someone who is too detail oriented. So what if they lose tracks of time and miss an appointment here and there, right?