Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Failure is seldom caused by a major catastrophe.
It is a series of little failures.
Success is the same. Create small successes.



Contents of New Ideas for Today

  1. Message of the Day - COMPLETION ANXIETY
  2. More Help Here!
  3. Habit of the Day
  4. Family Reminder of the Day
  5. Quote of the Day
  6. Question of The Day
  7. From the Trenches - IMPROVEMENTS
  8. More Info

1. Message of the Day


Messies often wonder at a phenomenon they see in 

themselves -- their own reluctance to finish projects. 
You know the story. You begin a project enthusiastically, 
work with vigor, but just before it is fully completed, the 
air goes out of your interest. The materials you are using 
are left sitting out or the papers are set aside waiting for 
your passion to rekindle. But it just doesn't seem to happen. 
Not only is this frustrating because the job is left hanging 
over you, but it leaves a mess behind. This phenomenon 
has been labeled "completion anxiety."

What is going on here? One idea is that if and when we 

complete it, the result will be evaluated either by others 
or by ourselves. Since we are perfectionists, this idea of 
evaluating the finished project makes us very nervous. 
Not finishing helps us to avoid that discomfort.

Is there an answer to this problem so we can move on to 

a more productive way of life, one in which we complete 
the jobs we start? The only answer is to challenge the 
underlying perfectionism. We do that by facing our fear 
and doing what scares us, finishing the job. In this case, 
the JUST DO IT slogan definitely applies.

"DONE is better than PERFECT."

2. More Help Here

A New Ebooklet by Sandra Felton
Five BIG IDEAS that can fix your house and your life, forever!
will be sent to you by email as our Thank You Bonus for any order.

This title offers a big promise, a tremendous promise, 
but one I think I can keep.

A simple solution to date related papers!

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3. Habit of the Day


Do not wait till you feel like it.

Just move your body through the motions like a robot
if that is all you can do.

Face the fact that some things do not inspire.

It is nice to want to. But do not wait for the humor to hit you. 

Just do it.

4. Family Reminder of the Day

In our family, we put what we need the next day by 

the front door the night before

In our family, we don't drop our things when we come 

in the door. We take them and put them where they belong.

5. Quote of the Day

"When we strive for effectiveness and let go of perfectionism, 
we can achieve excellence."

Beverly Clover

(NOTE: If this quote inspires you make yourself a note-card poster and place where you can be inspired daily!)

6. Question of The Day

How do you use the quotations? Do you ever post the 

quotations on the wall or write them in a book to refer 
to later? What else do you do with them?

Tell us by posting on Friends-of-The-Organizer-Lady.

7. From the Trenches


I remember when we were getting ready to sell our previous 

house we made a bunch of repairs and improvements and 
said WHY didn't we do this while we were living here???!!!

8. More Info

Keep It Super Simple Flipper (K.I.S.S.) Flipper

Let's KISS clutter good-bye!

The job ideas on the card will cover all rooms of your home as you step-by-step use one card each day and then, only choose a few jobs to focus on from the card. These fun job ideas not only  keep you on track with household cleaning, BUT they also have  de-cluttering ideas built in on a regular basis!

$26.95 and we are paying postage

View sample full color cards and more information about
The K.I.S.S. Flipper Method at the link above.

This is a simple program. We stick with the basics as
they are presented in these messages. Keep reading.
Keep adding one part of the program at a time.

Repetition is important.
Forward to friends if desired but not to other sites.
Read this whole posting or only what you can take in today.

Don't forget the daily reminders!!!
The daily Reminders and How-To's are found on our website at
"How to Begin" http://www.messies.com


Please memorize this slogan and post it on your wall.

The secret to success is making very small, yet very consistent, changes.

Or to make it short; Baby steps, baby steps in the right direction.

Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.

82 © Sandra Felton 2010

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