I love Middle Sister wine labels. Every time I see Middle Sister bottles on store shelves, I smile. Because we know these people, we are these people.
On the flipside, former tennis star Martina Navratilova said, “Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people.” And although we may resent people who label us, we often label ourselves.
Labels become the stories of our lives. And negative labeling can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Carolyn Kaufman, PsyD of Psychology Today gives the following example:
“Let’s say, for example, that I’m going to a party where I don’t know many people. If I believe I don’t make a good first impression, or I worry that nobody will talk to me, I will probably enter the party acting awkward, anxious, and standoffish. In turn, people are likely to interact with me with less enthusiasm, or they may ignore or shun me. Which only reinforces my belief that I’m not good with people I don’t know.”
When it comes to getting organized and being more productive, you need to:
- overcome the labels you have given yourself
- develop a plan to get organized
- have a renewed belief that you can stay organized, and
- use your new skill set by applying it to different organizing situations.
- What are your organizing and time-management roadblocks?
- What steps are you going to take to remove those roadblocks?
- How are you going to celebrate the successes of your accomplishments?
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