Another year is almost over. Time to evaluate the past year and plan some changes for the next. But it can be hard to get excited over a VAGUE goal -- like "getting organized". This is a nebulous and rather punitive sounding term -- like you've been a screw-up all along! Let's focus instead on the POSITIVE. If you were to get organized, how would your life be better? You would be less stressed and have more time for yourself. Those items are actually your GOALS -- getting organized is just the vehicle to get you there. Once you have a clear objective that excites you, it is easier to get motivated and commit yourself to the work ahead.
Start with a list of actions you can take to reach your goal -- make them SPECIFIC, tangible, and measurable. It really doesn't matter how small the action is. Just make sure that every "to-do" on your list brings you a step closer to your goal.
Spend some time EVERY day working toward your goal, even if it's only for 15 minutes. It is like climbing a staircase -- you have to do it one step at a time. But don't be too hard on yourself if you backslide -- just pick back up where you left off.
Don't try to make too many changes at once. If you try to lose weight and get organized and find a new job all at the same time, you will get OVERLOADED -- and probably won't accomplish any of your goals. Focus your efforts for success!
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