Last month, I wrote a piece about choices, namely how to choose wisely. As disorganization, a.k.a. clutter, is often a delayed decision, getting organized often involves making lots of choices. More often than not, I help people get unstuck physically. (Moving stuff, clearing out things, digging through the back log of tasks that are piling up.) But the work to a balanced and fulfilled life doesn’t stop there, that’s just the beginning. That’s where this newsletter comes in.
Over the past twelve years I have helped many of you get unstuck physically and in the process have helped many of you to get unstuck mentally. As one evolves so does the other and vice versa. As the process progresses more clarity shines through. This clarity is the key to having a life you love. Let me explain.
The best way to turn a goal into reality is to take calculated incremental steps towards that goal.We use the same process during a hands on organizing session. First we determine where we want to go, then we decide how we are going to get there and then we start one step at a time until it’s done. The same process applies to other areas of your life as well. If you have a goal and you don’t carve out the time in your schedule to get the tasks done, it most likely won’t happen. Something else will takeover. It’s one of the key principles of time management. Determine how much time you need to get something done and then decide when you will do something. If you don’t make this crucial step, something else will fill the void. For example, a phone call will come in, you’ll decide to throw in a load of laundry, it’s 3 pm and Ellen is on, you decide to take the dog for a walk and the next thing you know it’s time for bed and that task didn’t get done. Before you realize it, 3 months have gone by and you are still in the same place.
The key piece of the puzzle is the clarity. You have to decide what you want and how you are going to get it. The more clear you become on what you want, the clearer the universe will be when giving it to you. I swear this works. When I get really clear on what I want, the path appears. What you focus on becomes your reality.
If you don’t know the how, ask around until you figure it out. You have to decide you want it more than something else, or the something else will win out. You have to be ready to face your fears. We all have the same fears, fear of failing, fear of rejection, fear of not making a difference, fear of not having enough money, fear of wasting your life. To work through your fears, limit the risk by taking calculated steps. The more forethought you invest, the less scary the journey into the unknown. None of us have a crystal ball, no one can tell you what tomorrow will bring. But the more intention you have with your thoughts and actions, the closer you will be moving towards a life you desire. As Tony Robbins says,
“your life changes the moment you make a new, congruent and committed decision.”