Uplifting Quotes for Clutterers
Inspirational quotes for clutterers to help you think and laugh.
(excerpted from Stop Clutter From Stealing Your Life (1st and 2nd editions) & Clutter-Proof Your Business)
We must learn to think positive thoughts about ourselves and our cluttering. If we learn to think positively, we can live positively. Uplifting quotations can uplift our sprits.
"One’s own self or material goods, which has more worth?
Loss (of self) or possession (of goods), which is the greater evil?
He who loves most, spends most,
He who hoards much loses much"– Laotse
"My doctor said I had OCD. I couldn’t believe it. I had to call him nine times to make sure." – Judy Gold, comedienne.
Clutterers often suffer from false beliefs that we do not deserve any better, that we are failures, that there will never be enough for us. Clutterless helps us eradicate these ideas.
“Things do not change; we change.” – Henry David Thoreau
“Become willing to see the hand of God and accept it as a friend's offer to help you with what you are doing.” - Julia Cameron, The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path To Higher Creativity
Norman Vincent Peale, in The Amazing Results of Positive Thinking, defined success as, "... not mere achievement, but rather the more difficult feat of handling your life efficiently. It means to be a success as a person; controlled, organized, not part of the world’s problems, but part of its cure. ... of being creative individuals."
Affirm for yourself that you are a success. Affirm that you are successful in getting rid of your clutter. If you are having a hard time getting started, be grateful that you are such a successful clutterer. Who else could have amassed such a collection of stuff?
At one of my seminars, I mentioned the depression percentage and a woman shouted out, “I dispute your statistics!” Though I was cringing inside, I politely asked her why. “I think 49% are depressed and 51% won’t admit it.” The audience burst into laughter.
"Recognize success with thanksgiving and build more success on that." – Emmet Fox. Find and Use Your Inner Power
"But between the plan and the operation, there is always an unknown. That unknown spells victory or defeat. ... Some people call it getting the breaks. I call it God. God has His part in everything. That’s where prayer comes in." – General George S. Patton Jr.
"Each morning see some task begin,/Each evening sees it close;/Something attempted, something done,/Has earned a night’s repose." – Longfellow "(The Village Blacksmith).
"Never wear anything that panics the cat." – P.J. O’Rourke (for helping you decide what to throw out of your clothes closet)
"It’s always something." – Gilda Radner as Roseanne Roseannadanna.
"It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something." – Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
"When I look into the future, it’s so bright it burns my eyes." – Oprah Winfrey.
"Cluttering Is About Our Feelings, Not About Piles of Papers" -- From Clutter-Proof Your Business