Organized: To Be or Not To Be?
By Jeff Earlywine
Recently it occurred to me that people don’t attend seminars or conferences to learn to be unorganized. They attend to learn tips that will help them manage and organize their time, lives, schedules, work environment, homes, and even their eating habits. Which is the reason for writing on the subject of organization in this article.
It has been said that the main reason people don't begin or can't stay organized is because they feel overwhelmed with the task. One of the best ways I have found to get any task organized is to start with the end result in mind. For instance, if you are planning to paint your house you must first decide what you want it to look like when you are done. Once you have visualized your house with its new coat of paint then you have other decisions to make. Decisions regarding the budget, color, type of paint, application method, tools needed, etc… Basically you must first see where you are going and then lay stepping-stones back to where you are now. In other words, break down each area of the project into workable pieces and attack them one at a time. This process can be applied to any task on your to-do list.
At times you may still feel overwhelmed by the task ahead of you, but keep the bigger picture and end result in mind. Always remember that being organized will release creativity rather than restrict it. Therefore, persevere! It will take time to make changes in your organizing habits. One change will lead to another.
The tips I am going to give in this short article are by no means exhaustive, but can be applied to every area of your life.
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