Life comes at us all at about 150km/hour in my estimate. Occasionally a little faster; sometimes a little slower. Usually, pretty fast.
Being organized is being prepared to respond to what’s coming at you no matter how fast it arrives. Anticipation, preparation, planning all work the same way when it comes to organizing for life’s challenges.
Take tax season for example. I know today, 30 days before most of our taxes are due, that next year on June 15th, 2015 my business taxes will be due. I have more than a year to prepare myself and all the bits and pieces associated with tax submission in order to submit on time, or depending on your circumstances, early.
Tonight, on the other hand, I have no idea what time everyone will be home for supper and in fact, I’m not even sure anyone will be home for supper. So I have about 5 hours to figure out how to handle that challenge. My solution, a stash of nutritious freezer foods that even my 12 year old can safely prepare for himself after swim team training session.