Our today for the Sunday series will deal with tools for your success,
tools such as self-help and taking small steps towards your goals.
Quote of the day:
We are women of progress.
Women of progress are the women, that continue, despite the adversities.
It is essential for a woman who is trying to progress, to be able to possess the necessary tools. Yes tools! Just like a mechanic, uses his tools to fix your car, you will use your tools to remove yourself from unwanted circumstances or situations that have halt you from progress.
Progress does not have to be a significant change, it just needs to be a necessary change. For instance, do you ever wake up, not having anything ready for your upcoming day? You have no clean clothes, your work is not done, you can’t eat breakfast because you’ll be late to work, and forget about any lunch… fast food it will be. You get home, sleep and again… an endless cycle. Yup. I have been there. The tool, that you may be lacking is self-organization.
Self-organization deals with being able to manage yourself in amidst of all the crazy mess you are surrounded in. You work with your environment, to get the best of your day or self.
Now let’s take a step backwards.
Yes, it seems very simple, almost ridiculously obvious, on what will proceed. All you have to do is organize yourself. Yes! The not-so-simple task is starting, knowing how and making it permanent!
Now, let’s separate it in parts.
Part 1: Starting to progress
Initially progress can seem tedious and the results can yield slowly. Nonetheless, when change is consistent, progress will continue to go your way. So lets start now! We can start by making sure you have a specific goal. The goal can be a short or long term goals, that is okay. What we need to focus on at the moment, is building stepping-stones towards that goal. So let’s say our goal is being able to clean your car on a weekly basis. Yes, it is simple, the problem is that it is a tedious task, considering the amount of things I carry with me, because I do not have anything planned. I carry three jackets, a few blouses and pants, which take up space, just for the just in cases in life. I never use them. Cleaning out my car for me, would be a weekly task, which I have assigned as a Saturday “task” for my peace of mind.
Part 2: Knowing how to:
So car cleaning is my goals. Simple. Now, knowing your goals, makes the task more realistic. The harder part is organizing yourself, so that when the task comes your way, there are higher chances you will meet the goal. Remember when you fail to plan, you are planning for failure. Making small stepping stones towards your task, is ideally your planning. For me, my car cleaning would consist of having the necessary tools for my task such as garbage bags, cleaning items, a vacuuming device and my effort and time. Keep in mind that your effort, such as your motivation or need to accomplish the task and the time you invest in your goal, are two of the most important aspects that aid you towards meeting your goal.
Part 3: Progress stays permanent
If you want your goal to remain, permanent changes need to be made. The steps it takes you to accomplish a goal, can be very rewarding. The discipline, the changes, the progress you can visualize. It can sometimes be more than rewarding that accomplishing your goal, the problem can be in maintaining the progress. For instance, let’s say my vehicle remains clean for a few weeks, and then I stop. My car will start collecting unnecessary items, to the point of having to halt my day and clean my vehicle. Progress needs to continue until the task becomes a habit that you have ingrained within yourself.
Now, sometimes goals can seem unreachable or too simple for planning. Planning provides you with the initial tool towards your goals. It is not always necessary but it can give you a structure or a framework for your complete “house”. Now boss girl, get yourself organized and go accomplish your goals, the sky is the limit!