Organizing the content of your life based on your needs is an excellent practice for managing your time, resources and money, and is an essential first step if you are to fully achieve your potential in life. The reasons for this are clear cut. An organized clear mind leads to clear and objective goals, which in turn leads to you being able to achieve what you set out to do. A critical first step then in organizing is to set up a system of resource planning and clerical needs that allows you to plan out your time effectively, and allocate where you are going to spend it. In short this means such steps as getting a day planner so that you can plan ahead.
Getting appropriate stationery systems and office space in place, and also getting yourself a filing cabinet, or at the very least some kind of filing system! It would certainly be true to say that staying organized then is not something that lots of people do naturally! At first it can even seem slightly stifling, especially if you are used to totally going with the flow of what each day brings. In truth this is ok.
It IS good to be spontaneous on occasions, but in general it is vital to plan out what you need to do in a particular time frame, because otherwise it is all too easy to simply become distracted! All of us know this to be true if we think about it from the viewpoint of our own lives.
For example, when we surf the web we find ourselves flitting between sites, and before you know it a couple of hours have past! Now, don't get me wrong. That is one of the joys of the internet, and of life in General. But it is nevertheless a time stealer that staying focused and staying organised could have helped to negate. So then am I saying that Staying Organized should mean robbing you of the juice of life?
Robbing you of the spontaneity? NO! No! NO! For me the exact opposite is true. Staying organized is about finishing the day's tasks and having crammed far more good stuff in! In short it is the exact opposite of a spoil sport! ;)
You should know your own strengths and weaknesses when it comes to this area (clue... Organizing your life and staying organized means doing more of the things you like!) and communicate them to yourself regularly to analyze that your wants and needs are being met effectively. Then organize your time based on that feedback. Keep with the program. Stay Organized, and Organize YOUR Life For Success!
Organize the thoughts in your head Everybody knows that the way we think determines the outcome. But before you reach that end you have to organize the thoughts in your head. There are two main thoughts, negative and positive. For every negative one you can find an opposite,a more positive thought. For example if you take a half filled glass with water you can think this glass is half empty.
This is a more negative thought. If you approach it with the thought of this glass is half full then you think positive. There hasn’t been a change with the amount of water. Just your perspective. It takes time and effort to make those changes. At first you are on the level of unawareness incompetence. We act without thinking. If we want changes to be made we have to learn to use those positive affirmations. We now are one step higher called the awareness of incompetence. At this point you know that you have to learn and use in order to change.
When we use them for a while and we see results we reach the level of aware competence. We now use the tools in a perfect way. We see results but to achieve the highest level we need to keep on the good work. At this state when an opportunity appears we think in possibilities instead of problems. This is the state of mind we want to have consistently.
Sure you have less positive thoughts sometimes but rapidly you make that change into a positive thought. Thinking positive has become a natural behavioral pattern. Keep up the good work and start today. Remember only you can make a difference.