Some people follow Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
Others insist on David Allen’s Getting Things Done.
Others still file in piles and hope they have what they need.
I subscribe to a mix of all three (and others), ebbing and flowing from a heightened state of organization euphoria to lows of a desk without a free inch of surface to rest my wrists on while typing. Today, I’ll admit I’m residing in a mid-state of not-quite-organized, but also not-quite-chaotic.
I’m actually staring across my desk at my as-of-yet unread copy of Alan Lakein’s How To Get Control of Your Time and Your Life. Maybe that’ll finally be the tip I need to get organized for good. (Probably not.)
The point of all of this rambling is to give you comfort if you aren’t living up to your maximum effectiveness, getting it all done, controlling your time and life ideals; no one is. [Okay, maybe Stephen Covey, David Allen and Alan Lakein are, but that’s only three guys in the entire world.]
Don’t waste any time fretting about getting organized. If your lack of organization is holding you back from driving your change, step 1 in choosing the change for yourself is to choose to get as organized as you think you need to be, whatever that looks like to you.
Get to that state, then get going already.
The world is waiting for you and your change.