You’ve heard it said the early bird catches the worm. But people who arrive early can catch a lot of other good things as well. That’s why whenever possible you should consider scheduling your appointments early in the day.
The reason is that the first meeting is the least likely to be delayed. As the day progresses, the chances of the person you are meeting with having some crisis or interruption in their day increases. That means the chance of their running late to see you increases as well.
Other benefits of being first include the accountability of getting up earlier and the ability to reschedule your meeting later in the day if you can’t make it.
In matters of showing meekness and humility, Jesus said the last shall be first and the first shall be last. But, when it comes to setting appointments, the first shall be the ones who redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.