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Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most

Discipline – Now With 80% Less Willpower

This month my word of the month is discipline. Not the scary, willpower-y kind of discipline. I’ve never been good at that. Anything enforced immediately brings out the rebellious child in me. I can’t diet because as soon as there’s something I can’t have it’s the thing I want most in the world. Even if I had zero interest […]

Start from wherever you are and with whatever you've got - Jim Rohn

The Secret To Achieving Goals And Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

Start from wherever you are and with whatever you’ve got.  ~ Jim Rohn If there’s one thing more powerful than any other for achieving your goals, it’s this: You must make a start. Knowledge is useless unless you do something with it. Talent is wasted unless you let it move you to action. Desire is frustration unless you […]

Declutter Your Thinking Habits [Mission #47]

Welcome to Mission #47 of our 52 Get Organized Missions. If you procrastinate constantly, sabotage yourself, get immobilized by perfectionism, or just feel miserable, then you might be the victim of your own ineffective thinking habits. In this mission we look at 10 negative thinking habits and use them to spring-clean your thoughts. Remember: you […]

Reflect On Your Organizing Success

Reflect On Your Success – And Reward Yourself! [Mission #26]

Wow – we’re at the halfway point of 52 Organizing Missions! We’ve covered a lot of ground and made some major strides in decluttering, simplifying and getting organized. This week is a good time to pause and reflect on your achievements over the course of the program. And enjoy a little reward. Get Organized Mission […]

Getting Organized Quick Tip: How To Short-Circuit Perfectionism and Procrastination

If you’re a (a) perfectionist and/or (b) procrastinator, here’s a quick tip for you. Getting Organized Quick Tip #1: Don’t over-engineer. Start with the simple version. Lower your target and you may well improve your aim.   This applies whether you’re organizing your closet, decluttering the living room, starting an exercise program or anything else. […]