Assess What Kind of Late You Are Even if you are always late, there are different kinds of being late, and different reasons for being late. Do you rationalize why you are late? Do you over-commit yourself and over-book your time? Do you leave everything to the last minute? Do you struggle to keep track of your commitments? There are a lot of different reasons for being late, and in order to make a change in your life and nix those bad habits, you need to first figure out what they are. Here’s a good guide to get you started.