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!