Organizing an Office is a lot like Running in the Streets

Published on: Author: Anne Langton

I admit it.  This morning was not one of my better displays of cheeriness.  It was cold, damp and I knew I had to get outside and run my route.  I was moping and tried to find numerous ways to delay what I knew I had to do.   It was while I was in this funky mood that it occurred to me that organizing an office is a lot like running in the streets.

I do not consider myself a runner.  I took it up much later than most and never will run a marathon in my life…ever.  But I try to get out every other day (was every day until my joints expressed their disapproval) and run my goal for the day.  Sometimes its 3 miles, sometimes its 1.5 and sometimes I say, “let me just get around the block”.  I have some of the best conversations with myself when I run…and this is what keeps me running.  So after puttering around, delaying the inevitable I finally don the running shoes and reluctantly step outside.  And that is when the conversation begins

It goes like this…

           AT THE BEGINNING OF THE RUN…
           Arggghhh, this is hard.  It is not fun.  I’m cold.  I hate running
Why wasn’t I blessed with the running gene, light on my feet and air in my lungs.
 
AT THE MID POINT OF THE RUN…
Okay i may not die but I’m still not happy.  At least I’m not gasping anymore
 
ALMOST AT THE END…
I just may finish…focus…focus.  I think I can do this…
 
AS I TAKE THE LAST STEP…
I feel great!  I LOVE running!
 

Yes, organizing an office is a lot like running in the streets.  It is very difficult to take that first step.  It takes a commitment for the long term to see any results.  It’s about creating a habit of allocating time to accomplish a task.  BUT just like running, it does get easier and when the task is completed the feeling is euphoric.  Home office organizing is a one step at a time process.  Yesterday’s successes will shape today’s successes.

Now about that marathon….

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