Getting Organized in 2020? Find Your Why
One of the things that struck me was his chapter on “Find Your Why”. He stresses the importance of finding and understanding your key motivations for setting a goal. The reason? Great goals are difficult to achieve so there will be times when you want to give up. When those times strike, you must return to your “Why.” Truly understanding the reason you want to achieve something can be a powerful motivating force in reaching your goal.
“Getting Organized” is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions. In fact, January is officially Get Organized month! Still, by February, it often gets lost in the shuffle of life and next January seems like a better time to start.
Getting organized doesn’t have to be a fleeting desire if you truly understand your why. Of course that will be a personal one for everyone but perhaps some of these reasons will resonate with you.
1. Getting organized saves time.
2. Getting organized saves money.
3. Getting organized relieves stress and guilt.
There may be even more personal reasons for you to get organized. I have had clients who were raised in a hoarding home and didn’t want to expose their children to a cluttered lifestyle. Some clients are preparing for life as they age and to avoid the pain their children would feel going through all of their piled up belongings. Still others are just sick and tired of feeling out of control and that life is spinning to quickly and they feel like they can’t keep up.
Michael Hyatt also recognizes that goals are not achieved alone. You need a support network for a large goal and for small habit goals. That support network might be your family if you decided to become more organized together. You can create an accountability system with a friend. Or you might call in a professional to create the right systems for you and teach you how to create the life you want for yourself.
1. First step, think about your why. What is most important for you? Then write it down.
2. Second step, determine your support network and reach out. Share your why and ask how they can help. Tell them what would be most useful to you.
When things get tough or you have a setback return to your why and use that as your inspiration and motivation to get back on track.