Life doesn’t just “happen” to us, says success guru Stephen Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Instead, we must be proactive in our choices to create the lives we want.
We can choose to be decisive and goal-driven, or we can choose to take life as it comes and see where that leads (just be prepared for it to take you somewhere less than perfect). When we behave reactively, we tend to blame our circumstances on our genetics, conditioning, or even the weather. But when we’re proactive, we make every moment an opportunity to build the life we want to live.
For many us, organization is not something that comes naturally. Like six-pack abs and straight teeth, good organizational skills are something we have to work on – sometimes on a daily basis – to really master. That’s where Covey’s proactive approach comes in.
Taking a proactive approach to your organization makes all the difference between a cool, calm, and collected life and one that involves a bit more chaos and stress. Here at Bievo, we’re big fans of proactive organization, and this means weekly and daily dedication to our Bievo calendar and task list.
How to be proactive with Bievo in 3 easy steps:
- Commit five minutes every morning to review your calendar for the day, week, and month. While Bievo’s notifications are essential for reminding you of upcoming events, nothing beats a holistic look at your calendar to get you in the right mindset to tackle your day.
- Add tasks to your list as soon as they come up. It’s amazing how many of the little things slip through the cracks every day when you don’t write them down.
- Use your task list to make your calendar more effective. When you add an event to your calendar, think about what needs to get done prior to that event. If you need to schedule a carpool, buy a gift, or purchase a ticket, add those items to your task list at the same time.
The Bievo Family Organizer gives you all the tools you need to be proactive about your organization. Now it’s up to you to put them to work!