Getting organized properly in business or our personal life is critical to our overall success in life. Putting together a “Get Organized Checklist” enables you to stay focused on the most important tasks on a day-to-day basis.
When we are organized, we take care of our highest priority tasks first. We do this by putting three (3) or four (4) tasks on our checklist each day. These are the things that we must get done, which provide the biggest return on our efforts.
A Bit Of Organization
“Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit.“
— William Pollard —
Running a business, or even our personal affairs, requires a bit of organization in order to reduce clutter and overwhelm, as well as to allow us to get things done on a consistent basis. When it comes to running a home-based or brick-and-mortar business, this is extremely important.
There are many good apps available for keeping track of things we need to do, or even a simple notepad on or offline will get the job done. Prioritize all tasks to ensure the most important get done first.
List all tasks needed to get done so that they are not forgotten, but to be most efficient, and to stay inspired to get them done, one’s priority list should be no more than three (3) to six (6) items, with the intention of completing the most critical immediately.
Get Organized Checklist — Rewarding Our Progress
Once we complete a task, it is important that we reward ourselves by taking a break or doing something fun. This not only renews our energy, but we acknowledge our achievements and progress. It does not matter how big the task, because each step brings us closer to our goal.
When we push ourselves to just keep working to get more and more done, and not praising ourselves for what we just did, we create a vicious circle of feeling the need to do more and more but never being satisfied with our progress. We feel like we have not done enough, which ultimately leads to stress and overwhelm.
Get Organized Checklist — Letting Go
Once we decide on what we desire to get done, it helps to relax and let things flow. We are then best situated to handle any obstacles that come up, and still stay focused on our end result.
When we do feel a bit stressed or overwhelmed, this is the time to take a break and relax a bit. Even when we are under a time deadline, stopping what we are doing and wasting some time sends a message to our worried self that we will get this done. A part of us then knows that we have all the time in the world (which we do when we choose to see it that way).
Then when we return to work, we will be more energized having let go of any unnecessary baggage from stress and overwhelm. The most important stuff will get done, and the other things that don’t will come back around if they really are that important.
This goes back to the old 80/20 rule, where all our results come from 20% of our efforts, and I am of the opinion that it is actually less than 10%, as part of that 20% includes our mistakes and failures to get to our destination.
Get Organized Checklist — Less Effort Than We Thought
When we have our “Get Organized Checklist” in place, we find that we use a lot less effort to get done what previously seemed so tiring. When we are organized we “know” what our next step in the process is which will get us where we want to go.
So spend a few minutes the night before to organize your day, so that when you get up in the morning you will be inspired to get things done, which provide you the most beneficial results.
Here’s a Review of an Opportunity which with the proper organization and effort will provide amazing results!
Keep focused as always on your intended goal, and as long as it is what you truly desire, it will happen!