I really like the messaging below, where Brenda talks about the fear involved in the decision-making process. Just last week, working with a client in Menlo Park, CA, we addressed the issue of collecting/identifying more to do than can be done.
My friend and colleague, Brenda Spandrio, writes some great articles on productivity, organization and time management for The Examiner series. The one that came out recently is all about distractions and focus and productivity...right up my alley of interests!
On one side, it is attractive to have a LOT of stuff around...makes me feel like I'm busy, like I have a lot to do!
On the other hand, there is something to being able to clarify the "one thing" I need to focus on to completion. What do you think about the links below?
“Why decluttering makes sense in tough economic times” and “Five ways it takes ‘guts’ to be productive”-- Fear keeps us from taking the kind of action that is required for making decisions. But decluttering makes sense as we exercise control over our office environment because the bottom line is that productivity takes courage to make choices and move forward.