30-Day Challenge

Getting and staying organized is a step-by-step approach. It is not a marathon or a fast-track to the finished line. It is a journey, one not to be taken lightly, but systematically and one step at a time.

Therefore, I have established the 30-Day Challenge where each area that needs some decluttering is approached thoughtfully. A little bit at a time equals lasting changes.

Leopard Tortoise
Leopard Tortoise

Remember Aesop’s Fables, “The Hare and Tortoise?” The Hare’s foolish over-confidence wore him out while the Tortoise continued with a slow methodical stride.

Lesson learned: Don’t get caught up in speeding along making too many changes at one time. Those changes will not last and you will quickly peter out given up on the task altogether. As you are speeding along you are not really organizing, just shuffling items from one spot to another. Very little actually gets accomplished.

Advice:  Set down a plan in writing, then make one small change and let it take hold before dashing in to do something else.

One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.   —Jack Penn

2018 Challenges: