Well, there can be a lot to say on this subject, so I’ll get right to it. One of the secrets to successful people, that is, people who achieve a lot, is being organized. Having a system in place.
You might be thinking “I already have a system in place.” Well, you might, or you might just THINK you do. Or you do, but it’s not fully optimized yet. Which is fine, but I believe we can do better.
So what exactly does it take to get organized and STAY that way? Well, for one it takes dedication, intelligence, and reality based thinking to name a few. One of the first things you should do when trying to get organized is simply write down a list of all the things you need to do. Write the most important things down at the top (top priorities) and then under that write the not-so-top priorities.
That’s the first step. Let’s say you have to get a certain number of things done during the week, well then you need to make a schedule. On a sheet of paper, write down all the days of the week, and then under each day, decide what you need to do that day.
If something only needs to be done once a week, only write it under one day. You could call this your “action plan”. This is a very important step to stay organized.
Another important step in getting organized is setting goals. You need to set goals to actually get anywhere. You need to have something to reach for. After all, if you don’t know where you’re going, how are you gonna get there? REally think about that for a second. On another sheet of paper, write down each goal you have one by one.
Write down what EXACTLY you want to accomplish, and write down the date by which you would like to accomplish it. Keep in mind that you really need to make your goals reachable and reasonable, otherwise you will set yourself up for failure.
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