Monday, May 25, 2009

Quoting Julie, Chapter 1

Here are a few of my favorite quotes from chapter 1 of Julie Morgenstern's book, Organizing from the Inside Out. (You really need to get this book!)
  • Being organized has less to do with the way an environment looks than how effectively it functions. (7)
  • If a person can find what he or she needs when he or she needs it, feels unencumbered in achieving his or her goals, and is happy in his or her space, then that person is well organized. (7)
  • Organizing is the process by which we create environments that enable us to live, work, and relax exactly as we want to. (7)
  • Organizing is a skill. (8) [Not a character defect.]*
  • Getting organized boils down to the same very simple, predictable process. (9) [that means I can learn it and do it.]
  • Organizing is sustainable, if your system is built around the way you think. (9)
  • You can no longer afford not to be organized. (10)
  • Organizing has become a survival skill for the modern age. (10)
  • Organizing from the inside out means creating a system based on your specific personality, needs and goals. It focuses on defining who you are and what is important to you as a person so that your system can be designed to reflect that. (11)
  • Three steps to organizing: Analyze, Strategize, Attack. (13)

*[...] = commentary added by me.

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