It’s a New Season

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It’s a New Season and the Name of the Game is CHANGE!!  The Fall season is the best time of the year to prepare for change.  Nature does it perfectly, as the leaves change color and fall from the trees. We watch in amazement… Our lives are also changing constantly,  yet another NEW season of growth & transition.

For most of us, the shift in our daily routine, it again is a routine …. The kids are back to school and we are on a Fall schedule to make sure the homework is done before bedtime. Preparations are made the night before, to ensure that everyone gets out the house in time and in their respective places on time.

So from September until about the middle of December, we are in transition.  I’d like to suggest that we start preparing for the holidays now, because before you know it, a new year will be upon us.  It’s a New Season! Take a moment, just a moment, to look back over the year of 2017.  Look at how much our Lives has changed. The kids are a little older and I am sure that we are a LOT wiser.

Now that we have had just a moment to reflect on our past, let’s look AHEAD to our future.  Think Positive thoughts!  Capture our dreams & visions and don’t let them go! Identify those obstacles, which may hinder our smooth transition & growth… those things that might get in the way.

Plan NOW for an AMAZING …

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… It’s a NEW Season!!

It’s a New Season!

Google SearchIt’s a New Season and the Name of the Game is CHANGE!!  The Fall season is the best time of the year to prepare for change.  Nature does it perfectly, as the leaves change color and fall from the trees. We watch in amazement… Our lives are also changing constantly,  yet another NEW season of transition.

For most of us, the shift in our daily routine, it again a routine …. The kids are back to school and we are on a Fall schedule to make sure the homework is done before bedtime. Preparations are made the night before, to ensure that everyone gets out the house in time and in their respective places on time.

So from September until about the middle of December, we are in transition.  I’d like to suggest that we start preparing for the holidays now, because before you know it, a new year will be upon us.  It’s a New Season!  Take a moment, just a moment, to look back over the year of 2015.  Look at how much our Lives has changed.  The kids are a little older and I am sure that we are a LOT wiser.

Now that we have had just a moment to reflect on our past, let’s look AHEAD to our future.  The Name of the Game is CHANGE!  I realize that some of us really don’t want to think that far ahead, BUT It’s a New Season!

Think Positive thoughts!  Capture our dreams & visions and don’t let them go! Identify those obstacles, which may hinder our smooth transition… those things that might get in the way.

Plan NOW for an AMAZING …

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… It’s a NEW Season!!

The Answer Is….

So what is the answer to the question, What does an organized life look like?  

Based on the comments I received, there are two major components:

1. Stuff, clutter, items, boxes, etc.

2. Thoughts & emotions.

Life is not meant to be too organized, we don’t want to live in a rut, however, we would like to have a degree of routine & predictability.

“Life is like an ocean, always moving, changing, developing and we need to be like a well-seasoned captain of our vessel.”  CSRoth

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We want change but we are kinda used to doing things the same way. It is interested that major changes in our life causes MUCH stress!   A new house, new job, new baby, etc.  All of which causes us to assess our life as it is and consider making major adjustments.

  • We want life to be flexible, spontaneous, but to be prepared for the unexpected drama
  • We want life to be simple and not too stressful
  • We want some control, not utter chaos
  • We want to have fun and enjoy life at its fullest, every day!

All of these things require some degree of organization.  So how do we get there?  Well, I can only speak for myself.

In the  past twenty years, I have had some really good times (they seem so few and far between now), but the majority of my life has been filled with lots of drama… unfortunately, those are the times that we remember the most.  Why is that?

If you’ve read some of my earlier posts, we get just a small taste of what I mean.  I believe that the turning point for me was finding out that in order to minimize the chaos, the one thing that had to change was ME!  I was not going to be able to change the people around me. Yesterday, one of our missionaries said “it is not how the situation looks, it is how we look at the situation”.

I had to take a real serious look at what I wanted and needed in life. As a born organizer, I had to have some control and I had to have a plan.  The last 3-4 years have been the best and getting better.  Now life is not perfect, nor should we expect it to be, but there should be some semblance of peace and order.

Suggestions:

  • Take a few moments to invest in our future.  Jot down some notes on our life as we know it today…. we might be amazed at how our life looks on paper!
  • Take a look at those things that we would like to see changed, Big and small.
  • Does clutter of any kind, have an impact on those changes?  For example, we need a bigger house.  Again, we might be amazed how much more room we might have when we de-clutter.  I need a new job, because I can’t ever seem to get anything done around here.  Etc. etc. etc.

It is very difficult to change something, without understanding our current state and our desired outcome.

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So, I guess that there is no one answer

I read other blog posts last week, that gives us other perspectives.

http://bradstanton.com/2012/07/14/the-key-to-success/

http://thebettermanprojects.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/day-241-seeing-you/

http://sarahhamze.com/2012/07/15/exercising-our-faith-muscle/

http://nissiknows.wordpress.com/2012/07/16/why-clutter-your-mind-with-information-overload/

http://tommyandella.com/2012/07/16/monday-inspiration-10/

http://lessstuffmorespace.com/what-is-your-clutter/

Life After Corporate America

Now that I have taken my LEAP of FAITH, my goal is to help others to not only survive, but thrive where they are in Life. 

Am I totally in left field?  Are you already living your life to the fullest?  Is your life filled with the Joy as it was meant to be??

However, during my short time in retirement, I have discovered that PEOPLE MUST HAVE A STRONG DESIRE TO THRIVE!  Normally, to thrive requires CHANGE!  We say that we WANT to THRIVE, but we really DON’T WANT TO CHANGE! 

 

Remember, my life-changing event technically began for me several years ago, with an unspoken request to do something different. .. Now my dream, “Order Your Steps” has become a reality, but I had to be willing to make a MAJOR change.  What I have discovered during my brief time away (less than 60 days)  from Corporate America and is that Life for me now is like night and day.  It’s weird, the hours of the day seem to pass quickly, but the days of the week appear to pass slower. 

The year 2012, in biblical terms, deals with placing things within perfect order, organization or achieving governmental structural perfection (which can speak to any organizational structure).  I am not asking you to make a MAJOR change, but I am suggesting that if you want different results, you can NOT continue to do things the same old way.  There are Steps in your Life that must be placed in Per-fect Order, to per-fect is a process!  Taking ONE STEP AT A TIME…   If you could just see my mission through my eyes…My VISION is being revealed.  I know this, BECAUSE I have already been met with resistance.  But I didn’t expect the path to be easy and neither should you…

 What are your excuses?

I don’t want anyone to see how unorganized I really am

As my Pastor often says, we really need to get over ourselves and do whatever it takes to improve our quality of life.

 

I don’t have the money.

Peace of mind is priceless.

 

I don’t have time.

You may have more time than you think.

 

I don’t really need it.

Are you sure?

Don’t wait another moment…. Please take the FIRST Step!

 

 

Order Your Steps: www.orderyoursteps.net