The Importance of Staying Organized

Organization is the key to life. Do you agree or disagree with me on this one? Please let me know in the comments below, however, please keep reading so that I can explain why organization is the key to life.

The reason I say organization is the key to life is because what could you really do if you were not organized? Would you be able to go to work every day if you had no organizational skills whatsoever? No, if you weren’t organized, then you wouldn’t have your clothes cleaned and ready to go, your car wouldn’t have gas in it, and you would not even know your work schedule.

What if I am self-employed?

Many people are self-employed in this world and that is why they need to know why organization is key to them as well. If you are self-employed and you are not organized, then you might have forgotten to pay the electric bill for the month and then your power goes off, maybe you have a conference call that you are supposed to be on but you can’t because you decided to go golfing instead. It doesn’t matter how organized you are right now, but just know that being organized is important in everything you do if you plan on being successful at it.

The Importance Of Staying Organized

Better Time Management – Do you know roughly how much time you lose when you are looking for a piece of paper? Let’s say that you spend roughly 30 seconds every hour looking for a piece of paper to help you get some of your work done or pay a bill. If you calculate that out per day you would be wasting 12 minutes. Now, 12 minutes is not a lot but if you figure this out per year then you would be wasting 73 hours. That is more than 3 days wasted just looking for a piece of paper. Do you see how staying organized is important here?

Ability To Plan Ahead – If you don’t know what you have going on in the future, then there is absolutely no way to plan ahead, right? If you work from home or have a family, then you need to plan ahead on a daily basis. For most people they have children, so it is imperative that they know what they will be doing and whether their children have a way to daycare or school and also a way home.

Can Set Goals – Similar to planning ahead, you need to be able to set goals in life. Whether you are setting a goal that ends with you taking a trip or paying off debt won’t matter, what is going to matter is that you have the ability to set a goal and actually stick to it. Being organized is important here because goals are set weeks and sometimes months out and without any organizational skills you would lose that goal or just forget about it altogether.

Makes Life Easier – I don’t care what you do or how easy your life is right now, staying organized is really the only way to make your life easier without having to do much. This could include labeling boxes where you put your stuff in storage; it could also include buying a file cabinet for all your important documents. Making your life easier should be a priority for you and if the cost is a little bit of organization, then so be it.

Not only do you need to be organized right now in order to succeed, you need to stay organized. The reason why this is not a one and done thing is because things change and if you are not on top of those things, then you are going to see your life change right along with it and odds are it won’t be for the better either.