Here’s a key to unstuffing your life — plain and simple.
And this concept is from a trainer for the U.S. Olympics.
To be successful over the long run, he says, you need to shift your focus from desired outcome to consistent superior execution.
So in his world, it’s not about winning gold.
It’s about attacking your next ___________ thinking that it is going to be your best yet, based on everything you know and have trained for right up until this point.
It’s putting into play all the preparation and all your knowledge and experience each time you do something.
So applying this concept to unstuffing your life, I’m suggesting that you relax any demands you have placed on yourself or the process related to outcome.
Like saying to yourself, “I’m going to get organized once and for all.” Particularly if you add a “damn it!” to the end of that sentence.
Now, I believe that getting organized is NOT a life-long process.
But staying organized IS.
Dealing with historic clutter is one part of the process — and once that is completed, you should never have to address that kind of accumulation again.
But any day in which you interact with stuff will present an opportunity for stuff to become clutter.
And you can control that — stuff can’t.
Stuff just ends up where you leave it.
So when you shift your point of view from one of outcome to execution, you’ll see that each encounter with stuff becomes about using something for its purpose and returning it to its home when that purpose is fulfilled.
The focus is now on process rather than product.
And there’s an appreciation for, if not outright liking of, the work.
You recognize HOW being organized serves you in accomplishing the things that feed your spirit.
And you also recognize that that which feeds your spirit holds a higher value for you than that which you previously deemed tedious or tiresome or a pain in the butt.
And suddenly, One Home For Everything becomes that much easier to live.