How often do you ever get to say "I'm done" as it relates to an organizing, or any, project? Is it as many times as you would like? We have this great project, but it never really quite seems done.
So what happened?
Often when we start a project we have an idea of where to start and what we want, but we haven't defined done before the project starts. Organizing projects that seem pretty clear cut can often turn nebulous or grow in scope because we haven't clearly defined our end(ing) point.
Remember we talked about using a timer? It's still a great tool. You are done when the timer goes off. Doing dishes? The dishes are done when there are no more dirty ones to wash. You wouldn't continue doing dishes in the china hutch too would you? (kudos if you do) A predetermined ending point clearly defines when you are done and it's a great tool to keep you on track.
Think about how many times a little project grew exponentially in scope. Why? We added the additional work during our task. We lost sight of our definition of done. Now "done" includes this other project and the original project.
Define done before you start. Keep your goal clearly in your mind as you work and you will certainly be a success.
I'm done for today! Gee it feels good to say that.
To your organizing success,
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