Another New Year has arrived which means many of you are making New Years resolutions. I’m not big on making resolutions, but I do set personal and business goals. Is that the same thing? I’m not sure.
It seems this is the time of year when lots of inspirational messages pop up on calendars, on Facebook, in picture frames etc. so I thought I’d fill this issue with inspirational messages, by famous and not so famous people and things clients have said to me regarding their organizing journey. To ensure privacy I’m not providing the client’s names.
I think what inspires each of us is as personal as the organizing systems that work for us. I hope you find at least one or two of these quotes to be meaningful to you.
- “It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
- “Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning.” – Thomas Edison
- “True elegance consists not in having a closet bursting with clothes, but rather in having a few well-chosen numbers in which one feels totally at ease.” – Coco Chanel
- “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” – Henry David Thoreau
- “It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.” – Whitney Young, Jr.
- “We do not remember days, we remember moments.” – Cesare Pavese
- “The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – Chinese proverb
- “The three rules of work: Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein
- “Planning is bringing the future into the present so you can do something about it now.” – Alan Lakein
- “There are only two sure ways to fail. You either quit, or you don’t start.” – Anonymous
- “Don’t put it down. Pit it away.” – Kathy Peel
- “No more hoarding for a rainy day or special occasion – but use something new and exciting right away.” – Jean Hersey
- “Christmas present for me = getting rid of items that I’ve been on the fence about, keep seeing, thinking about, trying to decide about – by dumping them I give myself the gift of peace and the freedom from ever having to see the item again.” – Client
- “Decluttering responsibilities is just as liberating as decluttering stuff.” – Client
- “…in order to make decisions, I need to redefine my interest in the subject and where I want to go with it.” – Client
- “I’m finding it easy to get the decluttering things done… It’s like potato chips – one leads to another and it’s hard to stop.” – Client
Whatever it is that inspires you, may you be filled with that inspiration and enjoy life to its fullest in 2019.
Copyrighted Naturally Organized L.L.C. 2019