Title: Get your sh!t together
Author: Ruth Field
Many of us think that we have our shizzle together, we’ve got a well paid job, extremely organised down to a tee and have a perfect marriage life; but have you really got your shizzle together?
“Get you sh!t together is all about doing what you choose to do to the best of your ability. Accepting that there is loss involved in every choice between things. We have to suck it up. Life is hard. It is meant to be hard.”
The well-groomed lady who has an organised diary, top of the range Mercedes and never fails to attend any appointments may have her shizzle less together than the lady who has stayed up all night cradling her baby and looks a mess, drives a 7-seater and is always usually late for appointments. As the saying goes, first appearances make an impression but the story behind closed doors is usually a different one. Never judge a book by its cover!
Overthinking, blaming circumstances and not doing anything in the first place is why many may feel they have their shizzle all over the place. Ruth explains how to manage these negative feelings by tackling one ‘shelf’ at a time and talks about the home as the starting point. The reason why the home is so important is because it is where you start your day from and where you return to at the end of the day. It must be tidy (every ones definition of tidy is different which is fine of course as long as it does not distract you from your main purpose which is to increase productivity and efficiency in your life).
Until you don’t get your place of living in order, your routine will remain in chaos. Another thing she says is leave your circumstances at the door. This is important. Excuses are tools of the incompetent!
She talks through so much more and the best bit is it is straight to the point, no waffling, just straight talking. The following is an extract taken from the book.
I AM SPECIAL AND UNIQUE. Really? I very much doubt it.
You are much the same as the next person, but what will make you stand out from the crowd is the level at which you are willing to strive to achieve your goals, the lengths to which you are willing to go to be the best, the extra miles you are willing to squeeze another hour out of the day, the kindness you will offer a stranger, the help you will give a neighbour, the tower of strength you will be to your family during the bad times. In short, the overall effort you are willing to put into your life.
I would highly recommend this book to be read by anyone who leads a hectic or busy lifestyle. In contrast, it is also an amazing read for those who feel like their life has arrived at a complete standstill. There is so much to take a way from this book including resources.