Always Late? Find Out Why
Clocking Lateness continued...
My lateness started to disappear when my psychiatrist and I got to the
bottom of my trouble with commitment. It related to everything from the normal
pressure I felt to please my parents to my memories of school phobia as a
child. I was associating commitment — and getting to therapy to talk about it —
with all that early conflict. Choosing to begin therapy, and arriving on time,
was part of the cure, especially since keeping that commitment yielded
immeasurable gains in my sense of self and my ability to express love for
Defeating lateness can mean victories just as great for you or those you
love. So don’t delay the battle.
Originally published on April 1, 2008
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