Category Archives: persistence

Quote: Will It, Do It

Some days it takes more energy to get things done. You might not be in the mood to tackle a task and you find yourself doing everything except the one thing you need to do. Always bear in mind that your … Continue reading

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Quote: Start Small

Photo by lkunl While Martin Luther King, Jr. wasn’t referring to clearing clutter, this quote of his remains pertinent: You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. – Martin Luther King, Jr. You can become overwhelmed … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary!

Photo by Stuart Miles This week marks the 10th anniversary of the founding of Organized by Marcie TM. Ten years ago, on my birthday, I realized my dream of becoming a Professional Organizer. I had experienced three layoffs in five … Continue reading

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Reader Question: Why Can’t I Finish Things?

Photo by sualk61 Recently, a reader mentioned that she feels frustrated because she can’t get anything accomplished. She’s always moving between tasks, instead of finishing one thing before starting another.   There are lots of reasons why people don’t finish … Continue reading

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Reader Question: Why am I so forgetful?

A reader told me that, like many people, she leaves things out so she doesn’t forget about them or she creates complicated systems for remembering to do things. With everything you have going on, is it any surprise that you forget … Continue reading

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Habits – The Organizer Comes Clean

One of the things I’ve learned from reading Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business is that every habit consists of a cue, a routine and a reward. You can watch … Continue reading

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Resilience

What does it mean to be resilient? To be strong To bounce back easily                To find alternatives To look beyond what’s in front of you Any of these definitions might be adequate, but they don’t capture exactly … Continue reading

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