In the spirit of Father's Day last Sunday, I want to share a story about my dad.
You see, just like Cal Ripken Jr., who holds the record for playing in 2,632 consecutive games, my father had a remarkable streak of his own.
While Cal Ripken Jr. never missed a day of work on the baseball field for over 16 years, my dad never lost his keys.
Not a single key went missing throughout his entire life.
Now, that's truly incredible, don't you think?
My father had an unconventional yet highly effective system that amazed my siblings and me. He kept his house key, wallet, and car key tucked away in his size 14 shoes by the door. It seemed silly to us then, but as I grew older and life became more complicated, I saw the wisdom in his approach.
I can't count the number of times I've searched for my missing wallet, scouring my car and every nook and cranny of my home. Meanwhile, my father's keys never left his shoes and remained within reach every day.
So, what can we learn from my father's unconventional method? The key (pun intended) to success is often simplicity. Don't get caught up in all the bells and whistles of the latest and greatest organizational tools, systems, and processes. Find what works for you and stick with it... even if it seems quirky to others.