Time for a change

By CreativeWings, 9 April, 2012, No Comment

You can’t open the door to change “just a little”.

It’s like cleaning out the junk drawer in your kitchen.

You start by cleaning out that one drawer that is driving you crazy because you can’t:

1) open it
2) find anything in it
3) close it

And then before you know it, you have a table full of things that need to be put away (somewhere other than that drawer) and as you try to find places for them, you are forced to clean out other drawers/closets/boxes so this reorganized stuff will fit. Before you know it, your quick little project has turned into an all day cleaning session. In the end, it feels great, everything in its place, and a feeling of accomplishment each time you open that drawer, but it definitely was a bigger project than you thought it would be.

Making a change in your life is a like this. You begin by deciding that you want to change just one thing – and before you know it, you find that many things in your life that you have been ignoring/neglecting are all in that same drawer, and need your attention. The good news is that once you get them all out on the table, you can now decide where they need to go, and what attention they need.

How to get started? For me, I pick a couple easy things first – you know, things that only need a phone call or a simple task to complete them. Then, move on to some of the more complicated ones, and if they seem too overwhelming, break them down into a series of smaller tasks.

Before you know it, your “drawer” will be on its way to being organized and cleaned up.

Now, what about that hall closet???

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