Has it gone beyond being a little messy, running late now and then? At a specific point, a certain amount of untidiness turns into a swamp of disorder that leaves its victims feeling trapped, convinced that they are betraying their own values by floundering in chaos. Now management consultant and meditation practitioner Marilyn Byfield Paul shows how disorganization is actually a great gift that can launch you on a path to deeper personal discovery-after which you will be able to find your keys in the morning. In It's Hard to Make a Difference When You Can't Find Your Keys, Paul combines the cutting-edge systems-change theory she employs as a management consultant with a profound spiritual understanding that springs from years of practicing meditation. Habits and belief are strong, she writes, and change requires a new understanding of what motivates you and what you genuinely value. The seven-step path guides readers on the daily journey toward consistently acting on those values and motivations to find peace, satisfaction, and order. She offers highly practical how-tos (dealing with your inbox, for example) alongside exercises that focus on the psychological and spiritual components of creating lasting clarity and deep order.