Vintage Good  Humor Truck by Adam Kuban.

photo credit Adam Kuban

If you don’t already have one, develop a good sense of humor.

Getting organized, getting better organized, changing up your systems can be challenging. (And then there’s Murphy’s Law and Mercury Retrograde to factor in. 😉 You need to be prepared to laugh whenever necessary – especially at yourself.

Most of us take ourselves way too seriously. We judge, constantly, and make negative evaluations that just slow down the process. It’s important to recognize that we’re usually doing the best we know how to do at the time and to give ourselves a break. As long as we’re making steady progress toward whatever goals we’ve set for ourselves, it’s natural and OK to screw up a little or even a lot.

Once you have this rule firmly under your belt, you’re ready to tackle the job ahead.

4 Responses to "Second Rule of Organizing"

  1. Tina

    August 27, 2009

    So true, Sunny! I need a movie to lighten me up. My inner critic has been off the charts the last 3 days. I had forgotten how uncomfortable growth can be. Whew.

  2. sunny

    August 27, 2009

    Try watching “Meatballs”. Bill Murray has a great line in there about “It just doesn’t matter!” 😉

  3. Scott

    August 30, 2009

    And when we give ourselves that break, be must reflect on our misfortunes, and find the true meaning of why something may not have “Gone our way.” After all, if it didn’t, “Go our way,” that was plainly not the path we were supposed to have taken – thus, our screw-up becomes the blessing keeping us from something that was not ours to begin with. And God plainly has a sense of humor; he created Aardvarks for pete-sakes.

  4. sunny

    August 30, 2009

    Scott, I certainly agree. Repeated screw-ups are definitely a message from above. (And to the aardvark we must add the platypus. 😉

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