It is that time of the year when the subject of New Year’s resolutions starts coming up in many conversations. One of the more powerful resolutions you can make for the New Year is to be better organized. It is one of the best ways to increase your productivity and have more time to focus on the most important tasks.
If you are going to accomplish anything, not just in the New Year, but in your life as a whole, setting goals is something you must do. By setting goals, you choose to be part of your own plan and not other people’s plans. Your goals cannot have any power if no one else knows about them apart from you so write them down and start telling your closest friends and family.
How do I set and achieve my goals?
The most powerful thing about goal setting is that it makes you more focused. Goals will make you grow in a way that you haven’t before. It is fair to say that they make you a better person. Goals are about navigating the short-term while looking long-term at the same time.
How do I decide where to start?
Organizing becomes very easy when you have a plan that is aligned with your surroundings. So if you are not sure where you should start, you can start by looking at your immediate surroundings. The space that you spend the most time in or the items that you interact with every day can give you great ideas on where to start organizing. Aligning your goals with your environment makes them more realistic and attainable.
Have an accountability system
Having a set of goals for the New Year is great but if you don’t follow through on them, they are useless. Having a system of accountability ties your goals to another person or people who will hold you to account.
Obstacles are part of the process
Your quest to be better organized will definitely be met with a degree of opposition. You must be mentally ready for them. As long as you are committed to finding the most appropriate solutions to your obstacles, you will be able to stay on course.