Dreams and Obstacles


Magazine headlines scream out: Easy Methods to Organization, 10 Steps to Get Your Life Organized, 3 Key Points for a Clutter-Free Life, and on and on. Almost any checkout line has magazines on display with something to say about the virtues of being organized. Everyone is writing about getting organized and even TV reality shows chatter about the possibility of getting clutter under control. Everyone wants a clutter-free life!

Is it as easy as the magazine articles and TV programs claim? Sometimes yes, but most often no. Reaching your goal to get and stay organized (or any goal you choose) depends on the strength of your dream and the power of your commitment. In other words, how badly do you want it?

Is it just a wishful thought or a vision built upon an action plan?

The #1 New Year’s resolution is to get organized. Every year on January 1, millions of people resolve to do a better job at decluttering, and every year millions of people reach July still wishing they were better organized. 

How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? Are you steadily progressing toward your goal or still wishing for more time to start the decluttering process?


Why do so many people struggle with organization but never reach their goal? The answer is simple — “excusitis” – a disease of making excuses when things do not go the way we dreamed. Excuses range from not enough time, not enough money, not enough education, not enough help, not enough_______ (you fill in the blank).  Face reality! An excuse is just that, an excuse for not keeping the promise you made to yourself.

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” ~Henry David Thoreau


Do you remember the book, The Little Engine that Could? “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can…”

And, another interesting short animated movie released in 2005 – Tugger, The Jeep Who Wanted to Fly. After being equipped with an airplane propeller, Tugger, a 4×4 Jeep, dreamed that he could fly. Will Tugger overcome the obstacles and succeed in his goal?  This little story is more than entertainment for the youngsters. It’s about the power of a dream.

What were your dreams in January?  Now that July is here, are those dreams still valid and active? To learn more about obtaining a clear space with less clutter, CLICK HERE.