When we think we can’t get organized, that could be true, because we THINK we can’t. And that doesn’t feel very good, right?
What if you thought you could get organized? Wouldn’t that make you feel better? Yes, but how do you do that?
Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can or cannot, you are right.”
The key is to pay attention to your thoughts and practice changing them.
When you find yourself saying “I can’t get organized,” start saying, “I can get organized!” Little voices may pop up, but when you keep practicing this new thought, something shifts. Organizing one small space starts the process. Acknowledging that you have organized this one space can inspire you to organize another space, and another.
The key is to train yourself to acknowledge any thing that is already organized—your calendar, your checkbook, your silverware, your hobby supplies, your music, etc. Notice the order in the night sky, the rising and setting of the sun, the design of a flower, the books at the library, merchandise in a store or arrangements of pictures on a wall. Look for order everywhere.
Author and psychologist Wayne Dyer says, “If you focus on what you really, really don’t want, you’re going to get more of what you really, really don’t want.” Conversely, if you focus on what you really, really DO want, you’ll get more of that. What do you really want? If you want more order, focus on order. Find order, acknowledge it, and pretty soon your thoughts will change and it will be easy for you to say, “Yes, I can get organized!” Better still, put that in present tense and proclaim, “Yes, I am getting organized!”