Before I reveal what might be a significant revelation to you in just a moment, give a thought to your own self-esteem. How do you feel about yourself?
Now, one more question for you.
How well organized are you?
Notice that if you feel quite well organized then you probably feel quite good about yourself, i.e. your self-esteem is probably high.
Listen carefully: Whenever you feel a low self-esteem, you can probably bet that high up on the list of reasons why, is that you are not well organized in your life.
As you think about how many people spend time, effort, and money on so called ‘personal development’ for improving self-esteem, guess at how many actually work on learning how to get organized. I mean REALLY organized?
Answer: Not many!
Important point: Consider that normal personal development revolves essentially around the topic of self-esteem, and spends very little time on how to get organized.
Low self-esteem DESPITE doing so called ‘personal development’.
In fact, if you are reading personal development books, listening to audio programs or attending seminars on personal development and self-esteem, then chances are you’re caught in a loop.
Almost a vicious circle.
You do some personal development, and you feel better, and you get on with life, but the disorganization of your life catches up with you and so you go back to doing a bunch of personal development.
But think of this…
How often do you learn about, or how much time do you invest in… drum roll… Getting Organized??
Now here’s the thing: I discovered in my coaching that self-esteem and personal organization are the essential sides of the same coin. The coin that opens those gateways to all success.
Do you want to feel better about your self, your life, the way things are? Do you want to be more competent? And after reading this article, Do you want to get organized more than you have been?
If you neglect either side of that coin, you will never achieve those results, never!
You can focus on either of those sides separately, but ultimately organization depends on self-esteem, and vice versa, self-esteem depends on getting organized in your career development and personal life.
Technically said: The degree of your organization is commensurate to the degree of your self-esteem.
And for the ‘metaphysically inclined’: If you see yourself as getting organized, the positive expectation will lead you to get organized.
How can you actually apply both sides of this coin in how to get organized and improve your self-esteem?
Here is the key point I want you to understand in this short article:
By emotionally getting involved with taking more control of your personal areas at work and home you will begin feeling proud of your environment, and ever-more capable of getting organized.
Focusing intellectually on how to get organized, and emotionally super-charging that effort for all the positive emotions that come from being organized, will boost your self-esteem. And that provides ever more fuel to get organized even more.
(French Accent) Now ‘zis’ iz Personal Development, no?
As that idea grows for you over the next few days you will understand that the times you feel genuinely and deeply good about yourself happens because you are recognizing an area of good organization. That should be a major theme of what Personal Development is all about.
Self-esteem and Getting Organized create a self-supporting positive feedback mechanism. The more you improve on one of them, the more the other will improve.
Your two pronged attack is to work on both, be mindful of both, understand how they both inter-relate, and ultimately combine as 2 sides of the same coin.
The coin that affords your every desire, and inevitably brings you all that you deserve.
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