LYBLABCs: O is for Order

As part of my weekly LYBLABCs series — which rolls-out a core value aligned to Oprah’s Live Your Best Life philosophy found in O, the Oprah Magazine — here’s the latest virtue!

Ring in the New Year with an ode to order, contemplation, renovation, and inspiration.

Order is the very first thing a mother bird teaches her chicks: how to keep their nest orderly and clean. Jettison all the unnecessary things that impede order. Pare down to the essentials, and keep disruption, distraction, and procrastination at bay.

Order makes the impossible possible. A clean space is a clean mind — neat, efficient, disciplined, and punctual. Order facilitates speed and efficiency, and makes time for the things that bring you greatness. Even orderly disorder is better than nothing!

When you need a bit of untamed disorder, nature awaits. But for your own needs, put your faith in a higher order: order!

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