Tale of 11 Toothbrushes, Purging and Motivation
With each disposal and with every item put back in its proper place, my attitude changed for the better. By the time I was done, I had a to-do list, a clean desk, and the mojo that had evaded me all morning. I was back, baby!
Over my fireplace hangs a sign. It’s the only thing I took from my house in Vermont before selling it. The sign reads, “Simplify” and perfectly encapsulates my 2012 mantra. Coincidently, that sign also correctly states the first step in achieving renewed motivation. All you need to do is throw out your “toothbrushes” and you are on your way.
I don’t know why, but organization leads to motivation. I discovered this odd fact a few years ago when I was at a low point in my job and life.
Over the years, I have given this advice many times and it has never failed me:
- The first step to getting motivated when you are in a rut is to organize.
You, too, will discover that this simple advice yields a to-do list of action items, a lot less dust and papers on your desk, and 1,000cc of motivation.
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