Imagine! I’m Still Longing to Become an Organized Person

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Good Morning, God!

A small step or two! I’m rejoicing. You know, God, getting over the idea that I should have gotten control of my life by now — makes life much easier. I haven’t. But, I’m working on it.

I’m a difficult person to manage. I said that to an acquaintance who looked puzzled. (Maybe most folks don’t have a problem with this, God?) Anyway, I searched around for a reason and all I could think of was that “I’m subject to bursts of enthusiasm.” But, I was just being polite — let’s correct that, God, I just didn’t want to tell her the truth.

The truth is I am not YET systematic — I haven’t valued the just plain grit it takes to get things done AHEAD of a deadline. So, here are my two small steps. 1) I made a checklist today with 11 things on it. Things to take in with me and hand out. I actually LOOKED at the checklist and checked things off. I guess most people do that naturally. I had to listen to all of the Checklist Manifesto book and reread parts of it before it came to me that I could do this.

The second small step is what I call Sift • Sort • Sequence. What it means is — when I get home from running around “working” and “meeting” I sit in a comfortable chair and sift through all the bits and pieces of notes, ideas and commitments. Yes, God, I could put them in my iPhone and not scribble them on scraps of paper and stuff them in my pocket. Good point! Next I sort them out by listing them on a big pad of paper. Lastly I attempt to sequence them by time available, need, and priority. Sounds SO ELEMENTARY! But, these are small steps toward becoming an Organized Person!

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Posted in accepting my ability to REDESIGN, accepting my authority to set limits, Ongoing Transformation, organized, so much to learn
One comment on “Imagine! I’m Still Longing to Become an Organized Person
  1. adriana says:

    Brilliant women don’t have to be concerned about such matters. You do a lot, Margie…so give yourself credit. Now put away the to do list and relax! I think the sort sequence sift is fine (I know, not in that order, lol!) Flylady would agree!

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