Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The Importance of Being Ready

Claire Josefine wrote some mighty fine words in her blog today.

She says: Being organized means being "at ready." It's what frees us to share our talents with the world, and what helps us to easily find our toys. The whole point of being organized is to make our lives easier, fuller, more meaningful. Organization is a supportive structure that allows us to ride life's rapids, to flow with the anarchy of existence.

And I thought about how the whole mise en place concept is also about just that - being "at ready."

And Marilyn Paul, in It's Hard to Make a Difference When You Can't Find Your Keys, also writes extensively about "getting to ready" - and "getting back to ready," as things naturally get disordered as we go about our days.

Marilyn says: The essence of getting to ready is that it prepares you for action, whether the action is cooking, writing a proposal, going to the gym, doing a presentation, taking care of a patient, meditating, or gardening. Once your desk is clear, your belongings and laundry put away, and your schedule is manageable, you feel ready to do whatever you want to do."

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