Are you born an organized person or it is a learned behavior? I'm going to say that it is both. I believe that I have an innate tendency towards organization. It might border on obsessive at times, but for the most part I think I'm just wired to have things neat and orderly.
Sometimes it is like a game for me. I look at a task or event and ask myself how I can possibly do it in the most efficient manner? If I don't like how I've done it, then I try it again the next time to make it even more efficient. It is most definitely a challenge that I enjoy.
Are my kids all wired like me? Absolutely not. I think that over the years, those that aren't have definitely learned a lot from me, but they weren't born that way. What I'm hoping is that when they get out and have a home and family of their own, they'll realize how important orderliness is and the old lessons from days gone by will kick in and they'll "straighten up" (pun intended!).
If you don't feel like you can think or act in an orderly and organized fashion, never fear, because with God, all things are possible. Lean on Him for the Grace to change your life. Read books. Read websites. Talk to other moms who are better at it than you are. HOWEVER, don't get stuck there. It is possible to spend your whole life READING about how to become organized but still never putting it into practice. That is a temptation that must be done away with.
Being organized takes effort, and work, and sweat! Put the time in and you will see results. Like I always tell my kids, some people just have to work harder at it than others. The key is just getting started doing SOMETHING and then sticking to it! As Nike says, "Just Do It"!!!
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