Other Ways to Be Effective

There are several ways in which a person can promote their own ability to become effective in many aspects of their life. The obvious ones are covered in other articles here and in recommended external websites. But this article is here to put forward the not so obvious ways in which we can promote our own ability to be effective in ways that may seem small, but that add up to making a positive difference in our lives.

In the Home

One of the most overlooked places to start being effective is in the home. Maybe this is because its the place we feel safe and comfortable and don't feel the need to push our business personalities. But while the home should be the safe haven and place of comfort and peace that it must be, it can also be a reflection of a person's ruling state of mind.

If the home is bright, neat and tidy and gives the impression of being looked after, cleaned regularly and free of unnecessary clutter, it reflects an orderly mind and a positive attitude of logic and organization. On the other hand, if the home is disorderly, untidy, dirty or dusty with clutter everywhere, it reflects a disorganized ruling mental state and a chaotic life ethic.

But it goes deeper than that. Whether it's neat and tidy or disorganized and cluttered, that is an image that you take with you when you go to work and is even more pronounced if you are working from home. A cluttered home office that hasn't been cleaned for days does nothing to instill an efficient work ethic. It lends itself to procrastination and wasted effort, cluttered thoughts and stilted ideas. A neat and tidy home office on the other hand instills a sense of orderly work ethic, promotes a more efficient and inspiring mental attitude and helps to banish procrastination.