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Monday Mottoes – #84

thThe longer I live, the more important it becomes to keep things simple. I am used to holding multiple meetings and appointments semi-simultaneously, burning the candle at both ends while burning the midnight oil and multi-tasking in 101 ways.

It’s nuts.

I maintain calendars that are like transparencies, where layer after layer may be added, one on top of the other for the exact, same timeblock. My life is organized by hour, day, week and month. Well-meaning individuals, such as my husband, do not understand that if they don’t keep to 3ab4cee5b86f2d2be23ab3aff9481437previously-agreed-upon, but-now-forgotten dates, the whole schedule could fall like a house of cards.

We are on a treadmill with no “off” switch. Which brings us to today’s motto:

“Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity.” ~ Albert Einstein

Does that quote resonate with you as much as it does with me?

Things will happen in life that are unplanned. So much for the schedule.

The music is going to change and we’ll have to dance to a new beat. That’s okay.

I believe we can get to the essence, move to the core truths and work with what we’ve got. If simplicity and harmony lead to opportunity, then that’s the direction in which to move. Keep it simple, pare it down, move through the conflict, and use problems as the stepping-stones to solutions.

Happy Monday, everyone!

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