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Challenge #33

Don’t start before completing Challenge #32.
If you want to join the IntelliMen Project, start from Challenge #1.


Challenge: Be punctual with all your commitments this week (and the week after, and always).

Explanation: Punctuality is a characteristic of successful people. Show me a successful person and I’ll show you someone who values his time and the time of others.

Arriving late to appointments, getting to work a couple of minutes after the appointed time, making others wait for you, walking in to a church meeting after it has already started, promising to call or do something at a certain time and then forgetting, failing to meet deadlines – all this means that you are bad at managing your time. Always being late has a lot to do with bad habits rather than traffic or any other excuse.

Watch yourself this week, plan ahead, and you can avoid tardiness. Re-evaluate your habits, when you get up, the time-wasters that muddle your performance – and your promises. Remember, do not promise to complete a task by a certain day and time unless you are sure you can do it. If arriving on time depends on someone else (someone gives you a ride, or you have to wait for your wife to get ready) communicate to that person and agree on what you will do differently from now on.

Here’s a useful hint: plan to arrive at your destination 15 minutes early and meet your deadlines one day or some hours in advance.

If you follow these principles from now on, you will be guaranteed of greater success. On top of that, people will treat you with more respect and take you seriously.

Notebook: Think about your day to day life, find out why you’re late to appointments and why you don’t meet your deadlines. Why is it? What can you do to change? Write down the answers in your notebook.

Official Partner: Share your experiences on this topic, your habits, what goes through your head when someone makes you wait, etc. Share your ideas, so that from now on you can both be punctual. Come up with tactics.

Deadline: You may begin working on this challenge immediately and complete it within a week, and then go on to Challenge #34.

Post: After – and only after – you have completed the challenge, post your comments on the IntelliMenWorld Facebook or Twitter page, (not on your own page) and write the following:

IntelliMen Challenge #33 done: I will respect my time and others. (Feel free to add any other comments.)

Links: (when tweeting, use @intelliMenworld)


Verification Checklist

I examined my punctuality
I made plans to be more punctual
I wrote in my notebook
My partner and I spoke about the challenge
I posted my comments on Facebook/Twitter


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18 Responses to “IntelliMen Challenge #33”

  1. IntelliMen Challenge #33 done: I shall respect my time and others because time wasted can never be regained. Outside the Kingdom of God time is money(more time spent in toyi-toying results in loss of lots of money) but in the Kingdom of God time is soul(little laziness by the servants of God cost many souls to go to hell).

  2. Sipho Zantsi 4 years ago

    I believe that IntelliMen will change everyone’s lives physically. I can’t wait for the challenge, God bless you

  3. Nthofela Setloboko 4 years ago

    I stay with three Orphans m his brother I’ve 28yrs so the older child rebel me Devil control her to sleep out with man so I’m scared pregnancy because She gonna add more problems

  4. PASEKA J MQINEBE 4 years ago

    From now on i’ll manage my time properly to make sure I arrive 15 minutes bofore my appointment,I won’t keep anyone waiting because I don’t like when people keep me waiting also.

  5. ike moeng 4 years ago

    IntelliMen Challenge #33 done: I will respect my time and others.This was a very great challenge and will continue working on it as it teaches discipline

  6. Rapelangmod 4 years ago

    This morning its a blesng to me..i woke up nd took a walk eish..

  7. Rapelangmod 4 years ago

    Jesus is the one in charge 4ourlives

  8. Handsome nyathi 4 years ago

    Iam here to learn from all of you.

  9. Intellimen challenge 33″ done from now on Iwill respect my time and others.sometimes we do not like what other people do to us yet we do not consider what we do to the others.its sad when someone always arrives late.especially at school or in the meeting or even in Church.for me l will fight to respect my time in everything l do and l will follow your advice..

  10. Intellimen challenge #33 done: I realy don’t like to wait or make others waiting that is why I will be more carefully to respect time thanks

  11. Gabby Amoako Brent 4 years ago

    Intenillimen Challenge#33 done. I will respect my time and others. This is a great challenge for me I will continue with this more and more.

  12. It’s good to find young models of thai areas producing various talents. I know that they might enlightened ones own society by providing some very good movies which is inspiration with regard to nations also in the world. Have fun

  13. Challenge 33:I have learnt to obey time. I arrive earlier to my meetings it being school, church, appointment. I have to work to be consistent in this regard.

  14. Intellimen challege 33 done# i will respect my time and others being punctual displays responsibility and valuing other people its not easy though i do became late in some things but will practice being punctual

  15. Guilherme Lucas 3 years ago

    Intellimen challenge #33 done From now on i’ll manage best my time properly to make sure I arrive 15 minutes before my appointments,I won’t leave anyone waiting because I don’t like when people leave me waiting also.

  16. Ignatious Sibanda 3 years ago

    IntelliMen Challenge #33 done:I learnt how important it is to be punctual at all times and I will continue giving value to time

  17. honest N. Mwape 3 years ago

    Challenge 33 done:I haave observed my working hours and why I don’t meet or reach my deadlines but now I have learnt on how to manage my time,from now on I will be punctual and very strict to time because succesful people are those who are seriours

  18. Thembinkosi Madela 3 years ago

    IntelliMen Cahellenge #33 done. I will respect my time and others because it is so important to always arrive on time in my appointments, I have learned in this challenge that I should be early with 15 minutes before my appoimtments. This is to create a good image about me also to project professiolalism.all in all I must invest a lot in time not to waist it. I choose to be early than to e late.