Thursday, September 22, 2011

Project Meltdowns

It is very discouraging at times when you really want to complete an organizational project and it just isn't going the way you plan.
Sometimes it is just that life has become more complicated. Or perhaps this project is taking a lot longer than you thought it would. You feel so discouraged and are tempted to just give it up.
We all know that change is hard. We also realize that the disorganization in our life didn't happen overnight and neither will the change.
When this meltdown happens, it is really important to go back to your original vision and ask some questions.
  1. Why did I want this project done in the first place?
  2. Is my vision for the end result still true?
  3. Is it worth the effort?
  4. Do I need to rework my timeline and expectations?
Maybe you are trying to do too much too fast. Life does need to go on while you are working on this vision.
List all the things you have accomplished so far. Focus on this instead of what has not yet been accomplished.
Think about breaking some of the tasks into even smaller parts and reworking your timeline.
Check to see that old habits aren't slipping back and slowing the progress.
Reward yourself often as you move through the project.

"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." - Jim Rohn, speaker and author

For more insights, check out the chapter "Roadblocks and Setbacks" in my book From Vision to Victory: A Workbook For Finding a Simple Path to an Organized Home.
The book is available on my website - www.timespaceorg.com

Jonda S. Beattie
Professional Organizer

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