Everything in its place. When you set up your mise it is the most satisfying feeling to have everything cut and prepared perfectly in the most appropriate container and lined up in the order that you plan to use it. This is how food establishments keep things running smoothly with consistent product but this is not only used in the kitchen. 

My mise from A La Carte with Chef McCue.
My mise from A La Carte with Chef McCue.

Although this is most used for professional kitchens, my home cooking has been stepped up in more ways than one in the last couple of years and much of it (mostly speed) is due to Mise en Place. Mise en place in every area of your life is beneficial to become the most efficient, high performing version of yourself from planning your day, your week, your year or your retirement. At the end of the day what will be will be, but it is a great feeling to make sure that you have done everything in your power to set yourself up for success.