Updated: Mar 27
When a person is described as being organized, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? We generally see that person as someone who is successful, a real go getter or a trend-setter. Being organized is another way of saying that a person’s life is structured and arranged in an orderly fashion. That element of organization in anyone’s life will usually bring discipline, and discipline will bring wealth and fame.
For many, organization begins at home with chores. Making beds, taking out trash, washing and putting dishes away, folding clothes, putting toys away after play, mowing the lawn, or washing the car establishes an early appreciation for structure. Having an assigned duty at home gives a person purpose and allows him to grow and mature. A mature person is not only an organized person, but he is also responsible and dependable. The organization is often associated with being tidy or clean. When the household duties mentioned above are assigned and performed on a regular basis, a home and an office will be clean and free of clutter. An organized house or office is an inviting place that makes all who enter there comfortable.
The organization also speaks volumes about a person’s work ethic. When the organization is displayed in a house there is usually a schedule. A schedule helps save time and brings order. Time is a valuable commodity that can not be redeemed. The organization that a schedule provides in a home enables a person to carefully plan and execute projects, but more importantly, it teaches a person to respect time, his and someone else’s. The organization is instrumental in helping a person plan, prioritize and achieve any goals he sets for himself in life.
For many successful people, organization is a must. One such individual is Diego Ruiz Duran. One of Mexico’s leading criminal defense attorneys for over fifteen years, his success points to the role organizations can play in life and a career. He has a Master’s Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice. He studied at many prestigious schools. He is an alum of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, University of Oxford, and the University of Cambridge. With these heavy hitters, organization would be a requirement for academic success. His rewards and accolades in his professional career are there also because he is an organized businessman. He learned that being organized improved his work performance and made him as a young attorney feel more in control. Being organized like being a lawyer is a choice. Diego Ruiz Duran is quoted as saying that being a lawyer is not an easy career choice, but it is a passionate one. Just as passion makes one diligent organization makes one conscientious; both require accountability and can lead to success. Organization is the skill that makes it happen.