Oh, thinking about this one smarts.
Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
When I was single, I was pretty orderly. I didn't own a lot of stuff. Everything had its place. I used a daily planner, balanced my checkbook, showed up for events early, and finished my papers weeks before their deadlines.
Then I married and had a child. I joined a church and started volunteering. My orderly life fragmented into many pieces that were far more difficult to balance and sort.
Mu husband has a wonderful gift of spontaneity that has changed my life. He is a liver in the moment and a believer in doing without overthinking. Our strengths complement one another. His gift of action serves as a corrective to my analytical tendencies while my analysis helps focus his efforts at times.
My increased spontaneity and attention to the present has allowed me to believe in myself and pursue my dreams. However, these traits also have brought me a tendency to disorder. My house is chaotic. Though I can produce an external appearance of cleanliness and neatness, our closets bulge with piles of unsorted objects. Everything certainly does not have a place. We have too much stuff.
In business, I have only the necessary minimum of orderliness. I'm still goal-oriented, which means I'm good at getting things done and doing them well. I'm not often late with my tasks, but I'm not good at scheduling my time. Regularity is not my forte.
Addendum: After I wrote this post yesterday, I took my daughter into her bedroom and we spent an hour repairing the ravages of too many playtimes. Castle figures went into the castle box, superheroes clustered together in their lair, toy sushi kit reassembled itself with its shrimp and egg sushi. Even the Connect Four game repossessed all its black and red disks!
Ben Franklin had something going here. These virtues creep into our lives when we take time to reflect on them.
How's your level of orderliness?