Everyone wants to be successful at something – a successful businessman raking in millions; a successful writer wanting to release world-renowned books; a successful manager to build up their business from scratch. All of these dreams of success begin with three words – organizing your life.
It’s All About Planning
Some would scoff at the idea of getting help in organizing their life thinking that it should be as simple as breathing. We may not realize it but our life is far from being organized. Everything happens at random and we have no way of predicting what may happen that would lead to decisions that will greatly affect your or everyone’s future.
In truth, organizing your life is simply the way for you to start predicting all the possibilities to ensure that you have all your bases covered. For example, if you’re going to the beach with your friends, you need to organize the stuff you would be bringing with you, like swimming trunks, sleeping bags and tent if you plan to stay overnight at the beach, possibly more food just in case you and your companions get hungry, and so on. These little things will ensure that no problems will crop up during the experience and not catch you off guard.
The scenario above can easily relate to your life. If you organize yourself to make sure that you have properly planned for the little things then you wouldn’t have to worry about huge problems dropping in on you.
It’s All About The Little Things
Let’s face it; the little things, if left unchecked, will eventually become something big that may be too much for you to handle. If you don’t plan for the little things that come your way then you will eventually face a hurdle that would require a lot of time and effort to solve.
Organizing your life is all about thinking ahead. It doesn’t have to be detailed, but it would be best to think about the possibilities that you can easily anticipate.
For example, to be a successful baker, you have to make sure that you have the ingredients, tools, and skills for the job. You can also plan the layout of your kitchen for you to safely and effectively work on. Brushing up on your skills is also a good idea, especially if it something that you haven’t experienced before. Check and double-check everything before you go into the actual preparation, organize your ingredients in the way to make it easy for you to mix them up.
It’s All About Micromanage
Also, one of the most important lessons to learn in organizing your life is to not do everything on your own.
Keep in mind that a man doesn’t make an army, but an army starts with a single man. You don’t have to do everything since you don’t have to. Stick with your own task and direct other tasks to someone who can do them effectively.
A simple example is brainstorming. Let’s put it in a scenario where you and your friends are planning to go on a camping trip in the woods. You are tasked to be the leader of the group but it doesn’t mean that everything should be dropped on your lap. Meet with the group and come up with ideas on how you want the camping to proceed. They have their own useful and unique ideas to bring onto the table. Decide what to bring and the activities that everyone can do on the trip -- delegate tasks to people who have the skills for it. Let’s face it; even if you’re the leader, it doesn’t mean that you know how to start a campsite effectively or how to go fishing for food.