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Success Habits of Highly Organized People

Prioritize tasks

Learn to do things at the right time. Know what can wait and what needs to be addressed immediately.

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Success Habits of Highly Organized People

Success Habits of Highly Organized People

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Write Everything Down

When you suddenly have an idea while you are in the middle of something else, write it down. It will clear your mind. It is a catch-all for the light bulb moments.

Financial Awareness

Know exactly where you spend your money. Create a system for tracking profit and loss, and returns on investment. 

De-clutter

De-clutter your work and living space. It encourages a de-cluttered mind.

Everything Has Its Place

Looking for a misplaced item consumes time and energy. 

Have a designated place for everything so that you know exactly where to find things.

The 15 Minute Pick-Up

Establish a short time every day to pick things up and put them in their designated places.

Two Things

To de-clutter, choose two things to get rid of every day. 

Plans of Action

Create a plan or a system with step-by-step directions for as many duties as possible.

This frees up your mind, deters stress and promotes creativity.

Prioritize tasks

Learn to do things at the right time. Know what can wait and what needs to be addressed immediately.

Delegation

Success is not about doing everything on your own. In order to be more productive, delegate tasks and empower those who work for you to do more.

Work Hard

Never give up when the going gets tough. Procrastination does not breed success. When you find it difficult, work harder. 

Understanding Psychological Triggers

Use triggers to increase your productivity and performance.

  • Color-code your schedule
  • Listen to music to enhance creativity
  • Set alarms and timers
  • Give yourself small rewards for accomplishments
  • Incorporate time chunking

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Begin with the End in Mind

Start with a clear destination to determine your steps. Identify your values and live by them.

  • Visualize in detail your own funeral. What are they saying about how you lived your life, and your relationships? What do you want them to say? Change your priorities accordingly.
  • Break down different roles in your life - whether professional, personal or in a community. List 3-5 goals you want to achieve for each. 
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Go after your goals

Prioritize your day-to-day actions based on what is most important, not what is most urgent.

Be disciplined to follow these actions regardless of how you feel at any given moment. Maintain a primary focus on relationships and results, and a secondary focus on time.

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Time

Clutter drains you of your time. If you live in a cluttered place, you will spend extra time looking for lost items: keys, money, shoes, tools, etc. 

And even when you’r...

Money
  • When you don’t have financial papers organized, bills can get lost, causing you to accrue fees for being late with the payments.
  • Replacing lost items and buying duplicates of those we didn’t realize we already had can carry a cost that adds up quickly.
Stress

Examples of stress clutter can cause:

  • Having guests over becomes an embarrassment or an event that takes all-day preparation.
  • Each room carries visual reminders of all the work that needs to be done in the way of cleaning.
  • According to the principles of feng shui, clutter drains you of your positive energy.

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A cluttered mind

It can make navigating even the most basic parts of our day exceedingly stressful and frustratingly inefficient.

Mindfulness
It is the habit of being aware of and noticing our own minds and the world around us, without judgment.
It strengthens 2 essential mental muscles: metacognition (watching our own minds at work) and attentional shifting (the ability to deliberately refocus our attention away from one object and onto another).
A Consistent Organizational System

It is an external strategy for keeping track of what we need to do and accomplish.

By creating and maintaining a reliable organizational system, we give ourselves the best possible chance of efficiently processing the day-to-day Have-Tos, so that we have sufficient time and energy to focus on the Want-Tos (the things that really matter to us).

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