Getting more organized is a sure way of improving the quality of your life

Getting organized
Getting organized is what you do before doing something—so that when you do it, you succeed.

While waiting for the traffic lights to turn green recently, I read a bumper sticker on the car in front of me that said “It is hard to succeed without being organized”.

When the lights changed and traffic started flowing again, it hit me that even the act of stopping at the lights is a form of being organized. Can you imagine living in a city where traffic lights do not exist? Chaos. Nothing short of chaos.

The same applies in life. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, to be organized means ‘to arrange and plan an activity or event’ (…in my life).

So, how do you get more organized in ways that will improve the quality of your life?

  • Always have a ‘list of things to do’ diarized. This is because the moment you decide to perform a new task—or to implement or move forward an existing task—it is important to clearly determine activities that will have the highest impact in your success. By writing down your plans, you will not only have a clear vision of what you want to do and how, but you will also feel confident and in charge of what is happening around you. Being organized helps you to be in control. For example, if you want to buy a new car, a good plan will have details of type of car, how much it will cost, how you will raise the money, when you want to get the car, etc. Never underestimate the power of writing down your ideas, because this is a good practice that will help you to stay focused, while executing your plans.
  • Manage your time well. How? By doing the right thing at the right time. This is important because it will help you to manage any distractions that come along. For example, do not spend too much time on activities that do not have a direct impact on what you want to achieve.

There are many benefits of getting more organized. However, top on the list is the fact that with time, you will be able to identify tasks that—if well executed—give you maximum returns. This is because, as you continue to perform tasks in a systematic way (because now you are more organized), you get to discover where your competencies lie, and use them for your personal development and growth. I read a story about a famous basketball player, who said that he only got to discover his great talent after getting organized. Before then, he had wasted a lot of time in engaging in activities that did not have any meaningful contribution in his life. Get more organized today, and you will improve the quality of your life.

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  1. Anonymous

    Now I know.

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