Preparation and Profession

By jer979!! | | 17 Dec 2021

I’m fairly organized. My family might call it “Type-A” or even “anal.”

About 6 months before Covid started, I did a renovation on my home office and its supporting infrastructure. I spent a LOT of time thinking about what I needed, when I needed it, and where I needed it.

The end result is that, and this may sound silly, if I need a new printer cartridge, I can have it replaced in under 1 minute. Same with pretty much every office supply, batteries, etc. My car keys are always in the same place.

These may seem like micro-examples, and they are, but for me, they represent a mindset.

It’s a mindset of preparation before necessity. It’s a mindset of preparation that enables optimum performance.

When I really think about it, so little of my day is actually devoted to the work/stuff that really makes a difference, which is fine.

What’s not fine is having those moments of “flow” broken because there’s something small that I need, but can’t find.

A 1 minute diversion that is “automatic” (I can find batteries with my eyes closed) is a very different thing than a 5 or 10 minute search through drawers or around an apartment or house.

I was going to blog about this anyway and then I heard a great quote in a group of which I am a member

“A good soldier prepares for war during times of peace”


Fortunately, I’m not going to war too often, but my “profession” is enabled when I am prepared for “battle.”

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