Last week I started a series about the skill sets needed to be organized. If you missed the first part check it out here.
Here are the next 12 skill sets needed to be organized:
- Ability to maintain neatness & structure – the ability to keep a space neat and to maintain structure to your system.
2. Setting priorities – the ability to look at a group of tasks and projects and to be able to prioritize the order in which they should be accomplished.
3. Recognizing new stimuli/circumstances that change priorities – the ability to recognize that sometimes new circumstances come into our lives and we may have to adjust our priorities and re-prioritize.
4. Readjusting priorities – In relation to the above skill set, we may have to readjust our priorities. We can’t set priorities and then refuse to make changes as other items are added to our list.
5. Emotional ability to let go of excess baggage – the ability to let go of past hurts, unforgiveness, bitterness, jealousy, etc.
6. Strength and ability to say no to environmental temptations – the ability to say no to the temptations that come into our path that could derail us from completing your goals.
7. Memory – at all levels – the ability to remember our system once we have one in place. This skill is needed in many aspects of organizing, for example, remembering the homes for each of our possessions.
8. Self discipline and motivation to keep to the plan – this is very important. It takes work to organize and it is up to us to carry through with the plan.
9. A REASON to bother with all of this – this is linked with the last skill set. It is important for us to have a vision for our space and the type of lifestyle we want to live.
10. Enough self-esteem and emotional maturity to believe it will make a difference – we know that disorganization affects our everyday life. If we can’t find what we need, that is valuable time wasted. If we are worried about the mess in our home, that isn’t good for our health and well-being. It is important to believe that “order” does make a difference in our lives.
11. Acceptance of limitations – the ability to recognize and accept our limitations (eg. Health, stage of life, etc) and adjust our plans accordingly.
12. Willingness to accept assistance – the ability to admit that we need help and then to have the courage to reach out to those around us. It is okay to ask for help – we encourage you to reach out if you need help in this area.
If organizing is not your strength, that is okay. It means you have lots of other gifts and are great at lots of other things.
It is easy for us to be critical of ourselves and ask, “Why can’t I get organized?” If you are weak in any of these skill sets, it might be contributing to your challenges.
We would be more than happy to help you get organized and to be your accountability partner in the process. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
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