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To Be Early Is To Be On Time

21
Apr

To Be Early Is To Be On Time

Split Jerk 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps

Fruita, Colorado - good for mountain biking, trail races, and handstands as demonstrated by Tom.

This One Time at Band Camp

I was in the high school marching band back in Virginia.  I’ll even admit that I loved it AND, well, I went to band camp.  Band camp was where I drew the line.  Sure, I loved my trumpet playing pose back home and I also loved our high school football team – which kicked ass – but marching band without football was not my thing.  Those three days at band camp were some of the worst on record; however, I remember the director saying to us each day, “To be early is to be on time, to be on time is to be late, and to be late is to be forgotten.”

That phrase has stuck with me for a very long time.  Every time you are late you have made a judgment call that your time is more important than the people or task or event you are missing. What’s worse than being late is that there is never a valid excuse.  A meeting that ran late, traffic, five more minutes to finish an email, a long line at the coffee shop – there’s no excuse because the reason is simply that you decided not to be on time.

Take a yoga class for example.  Are people ever late to yoga?  No, because if they are, they can’t get in.  I’m not saying that we’re going to start locking the doors on the hour but I am saying that class starts at a specific time each day and you know when that time is. Make it happen.  We will too.