Let’s work on coming to shul on time or even early!
First consider this quote:
“It was worthwhile for Hashem to create the world, and to keep it existing for six thousand years, just for one person to recite ‘Baruch hu u’varuch shemo‘ just one time. However, saying ‘Baruch hu u’varuch shemo’ even a thousand times is less important than responding ‘Amen‘ once, and responding ‘Amen‘ a thousand times is less important than answering ‘Amen, Yehei Shmei Rabba…’ once.” ~ R’ Elya Lopian heard this from the Alter of Kelm
Now consider the following:
“One who comes only five minutes late to davening every day, loses the possibility to answer ‘Boruch Hu Uvoruch Shimoh’ and ‘Amen’ five thousand times over the course of the entire year!” ~ R’ Aizik Ausband Shlit”a
What a shame it is to come late to davening! Let’s try to make an extra effort to get there on time. But while we are at it, (and this is geared more toward the men) maybe make the extra effort to come earlier and be one of the first ten at the minyan.
Rabbi Yehoshua ben Levi said: One should always rise up early so as to be among the first ten [in shul to form a minyan]. Even if a hundred come later, he receives the reward [equal to] them all. ~ Berachos 47b
If we can’t do this every day, how about trying to be among the first ten to minyan on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Wouldn’t those be great days to “receive the reward [equal to] them all?”