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Blog: Just Do Itů Finding The Motivation
Get Back Up on That Horse

So you determined that this year was going to be different! 2008 was going to be the year you finally got yourself organized.

But January's come and gone and February is well on its way and you are no closer to accomplishing your goal than when you set it.
That's okay - really! No need to panic, no need to throw in the towel!
How many tries did it take before you were able to walk by yourself unassisted when you were a toddler?
How many tries did it take before you could write your name legibly?
How many tries did it take before you could ride a bike proficiently on your own?
Getting yourself organized is no easy task, especially if you are wanting to tackle several areas. Give yourself permission to slip up every once in a while. Give yourself permission to have a day of not wanting to deal with. Give yourself permission to not do it perfectly. Give yourself permission to pace yourself, nibbling away at the task bits at a time.
My favorite saying is "success consists of getting up one more time than you fall". It's when we stay on the ground that it's impossible to make any progress.
So brush yourself off and get back up on that horse!  

posted on: 2/11/2008 12:00:00 PM by Nancy McGarity
category: The Mental Side

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Just Do Itů Finding The Motivation

by Nancy McGarity

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About Nancy:

I'm a mom, wife, professional organizing consultant and speaker, and a former Early Childhood educator. A personal crisis in my own life took me from perfectionism to total mayhem. I want neither. I'm now all about balance and being realistic about what I and my clients can maintain. My organizing business Real Solutions For Living was started to: 1) let people know they are not alone in their struggle to overcome clutter chaos, 2) to help them reduce their stress, 3) to help them gain back control of their spaces and lives, and 4) to offer realistic, practical, and down to earth solutions. I love what I do!

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Favorite Quote:

  • "Success consists of getting up one more time than you fall."

Favorite Books on Organizing

  • Organizing For the Creative Person
  • Making Peace With The Things In Your Life
  • Buried Treasures
  • Messie No More
  • Conquering Chronic Disorganization
  • Organizing From the Inside Out
  • Clutter's Last Stand

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