“Life is strange and often imponderable! Both the successes and the failures have their roots in simple experiences. Yet to prosper by these experiences, you must analyze them and find the lesson within. One sound idea is all that one needs to achieve success.”
“You may control your own mind; you have the power to feed it whatever thought impulses you choose. With this privilege goes also the responsibility of using it constructively. You are the master of your own earthly destiny just as surely as you have the power to control your own thoughts. You may influence, direct, and eventually control your own environment, making your life what you want it to be — or you may neglect to exercise the privilege which is yours, to make your life to order, thus casting yourself upon the broad sea of ‘Circumstance,’ where you will be tossed hither and yon, like a chip on the waves of the ocean.”
Back by popular demand! We received a lot of positive feedback from last week’s conversation with Organizer Extraordinaire, Diane Thomson, owner of Creative Organizing, and the guru of living life efficiently. She has been working with me and Alan for a few months now, not just transforming our clutter into organization, but giving us systems to use and sage advice along the way.
In this all-new short audio, Diane gives us tips on how to begin organizing, especially if it feel overwhelming — and also how to be realistic in your clearing of clutter. Those organization television shows make it seem so simple — but as Diane reveals, those shows have many people behind the scenes. So where do we begin…? Listen after the break. Continue reading →
“The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat. If you find yourself lacking in persistence, this weakness may be remedied by building a stronger fire under your desires.”
I’ve found that when I’m not sure what to do next in life or when I am feeling “stuck,” the most helpful thing for me to do is to do what is in front of me. (This works on two levels — the short-term items and projects that I need to do, and also the long-term goals I have for my life.)