It’s a beautiful, sunny, crisp 50 degree day, and I enjoyed a walk with a friend. We had a lot to catch up on and started talking about goals. Business goals, personal goals, family goals and I
realized that organizing goals are very similar. A goal is a means to an end result. For example, we might want to lose weight but not just for the sake of losing weight, but to have more energy, fit in our clothes, feel more confident….whatever one’s reason may be.
Goals are personal. We might want to have a job that has a consistent schedule, but it is the end result which may be different based on the individual. Is it because it would allow one to plan their day more fully, schedule activities, or would it purely be to add structure to what may now be an unpredictable day with a loss of focus.
Organizing. Who wants to do that? You may decide your goal is to organize your closet this week, but to be achievable it not only needs to be a realistic goal, but the end reward should be kept in mind at all times. You may want to organize your closet so you can weed out clothes that don’t fit anymore and are just causing clutter. Or, you may want to organize your closet because you are unclear of what is dirty, what needs to be repaired, and what can actually be worn without embarrassment – all leading to a peaceful morning routine without the stress of trying on multiple outfits. Or, you may want to organize your closet before a move so you don’t spend the energy packing items you’ll never wear again.
Any goal, whether dieting, exercising, or organizing can be accomplished if they are realistic (achievable), consistent (strategy), and if you remember the why at all times. Set yourself up for success. The why is not the goal, the why is the end result. Now ask yourself who wants to organize? Maybe you do! Please tell us what project you are tackling and how it goes.