My colleague shared this fabulous, thought-provoking phrase: awareness plus responsibility equals results.
On tweeting it yesterday, I got thinking about the ways in which this could positively influence a number of areas in our lives.
Imagine you apply this formula to personal organisation or decluttering. You want to improve your home or office environment. Your awareness of the need to do this has grown. You’ve been reading some great inspirational posts on social media or read a book by Joshua Becker or Francine Jay. However, you haven’t got started yet. That’s where the ‘responsibility‘ part of the equation kicks in.
We’ve all heard, “If it’s to be, it’s up to me.” So, take the bull by the horns. Do just one thing to move things forward. Take personal responsibility for achieving your goals and you will see the results.
What about other areas of your life?
Maybe you want to improve your finances, or nurture a relationship? If you want it to happen, you already have the awareness, but it’s you who needs to take responsibility and make it happen. Result = performance. You may not reach your goals straight away, but Rome wasn’t built in day.
You know what you need to do. It’s your journey.
As Marie Kondo says, “….a person’s awareness of and perspective on his or her own lifestyle are far more important than any skill at sorting, storing or whatever.” (from The Life Changing Magic of Tidying).
So, use that awareness, take responsibility and maybe you’ll see some outstanding results.