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handwriter

handwriter

Norway

November 9, 2012

Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners; it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness; a little attention and energy with a lot of respect for oneself and for others will  form the habit, so as to make it easy and delightful.

I had been informed that the reason one student had quit attending one of my business classes was because I had been too anal-retentive about promptness - she used, "too strict."  Maybe I had been, and maybe this is the true reason for her quitting.  Apart from that: this young woman has all the potentials of being a great businesswomen - all except that she apparently doesn't have an appreciation for the need of promptitude.  One day she may find herself in a down to the minute order that will either make or break her business.  She will be desperately waiting for her employees to arrive so that the order can be filled - however, all but one faithful employee - a student of mine who had learned and respected the value of promptness - will arrive and help her carry out her business demand - therefore, saving her business for yet another day.

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