This week was bittersweet for me. One of my inspirations made her graceful exit from television, and what seems like from our everyday lives. Oprah Winfrey has always been a prominent voice in my life, whether in my family living room on any given late afternoon or in the beauty salon while getting my hair done as a child. She’s always been there with her encouraging and thought provoking words, fantastical audience surprises and overflowing generosity of spirit. She allowed others to share their stories and was open and honest enough to share some of her own. Of the end of her show she says that this is not the end, but just simply the turn of a page, the beginning of a new chapter in her journey. That resonates with me. It shows how the energy spent on focusing on an end could really be better used by thinking of what your next chapter will be.
Your endings probably aren’t as grandiose as Oprah’s, but the theory is just the same. In order to move forward, you must choose to look at the opportunity in new beginnings. How do feel when you’ve just finished a good book? Or crossed off a few items from your living and breathing to-do list? Isn’t the feeling of accomplishment grand? But doesn’t it seem to always gets you thinking about what is to come? That’s not by accident. Accomplishment always sets you up for what’s next. It is the stepping stones of our becoming. What if you took that approach to getting organized? Can you say that today is the day the chapter of disorganization ends? How about using tomorrow as the start of your next chapter in your story where you will find yourself so organized that you’re able to have time for fun, friends and folly? All it takes is for you to make up your mind and do it. Oprah made up her mind that this was the last year of her show and stuck with it. She pushed herself to right her wrongs, tie up any loose ends, and got ready for her transition to her new life. You can do the same.
Tomorrow is Memorial Day and a perfect opportunity to look back on the life you’ve had so far. Reminisce on the feelings of “I’ll do it one day” and choose to begin to live the life you want and deserve. Make a promise to yourself that you will make your bed everyday, you will put your keys in the same place everyday, you will cross off one thing from your to-do list everyday, or you will book that vacation you’ve been putting off. I’ve said it before, but it never gets old: if you want to live your best life, then you have to become organized. It’s the catalyst for everything else you do. I know you have it in you. Think it. Do it. Live it. Love it.
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