Getting organized is a lot like losing weight.

My friend Susan Palace, who is a weight loss coach in East Cobb Marietta, Georgia, and I have had several discussions about the similarities between losing clutter and losing weight. The means to the end is setting goals and sticking to them.

There are several views on just how many weeks it takes to change a habit, but my theory is you first need to be ready to wrap your arms around the concept. In other words, you must be able to admit change is needed and then figure out if you can achieve the goal on your own or seek the appropriate resources to guide your progress.

Questions for the New Year

As the New Year approaches, reflect on the following questions:

  1. What do you value about your life?
  2. What/Who makes it worth getting up every day?
  3. If you were granted one wish for the coming year, what would it be.
  4. Why would that be the one wish you would make?
  5. Who is the best person to help make that dream come true?
  6. What is your strategic plan?
  7. When will you start?
  8. Why are you willing to start?

If you want to test yourself, write these questions and answers on a piece of paper with a pencil or a pen. Get it out of your head and on to paper, not your computer.

Let me know how successful you have been by posting on my blog or sending me an email on April 1, 2017.