If you are waiting for one thing to happen in order to make something else happen, you may want to stop waiting and get on it…

One of my clients today, who loves to decorate, said that she wants to buy a new painting for her dining room, but just can’t until the whole house is perfectly clean and tidy. “I mean, what’s the point, if the whole house seems a mess?”

I suggested to her that since your home is always a work in progress, and nothing will ever be perfect, she may feel motivated to get her house in order and keep it clean if she surrounds herself with beautiful things that she loves. The painting may inspire her to put away things that make it ugly or make her feel anxious.

Remember, feeling good is the goal.