I often sit back and look at my clients and business colleagues, observing the ways in which they can remove clutter from their lives and become more productive and organized.
I have realized time and time again that it is not always the ‘stuff’ that clutters our environment.
Clutter comes in many forms. One popular form is ‘The Shiny Object’ Form. This occurs when one does not have a pinpointed direction or focused goals. There is so much going on ‘out there’. There are so many messages, ideas, advice promising newer and bigger and better.
Unless one is 110% committed to a direction and HOW to achieve their goals, it is easy to become distracted. Self-doubt may set in. Wavering on goals occurs. Efficiency and productivity screech to a halt. Then ‘Clutter’ sneaks in. It arrives in the form of confusion, cloudy thinking, and head chaos. It is no wonder why many entrepreneurs have a hard time succeeding!
So the next time you are distracted and veer off your path-STOP! Send that shiny object back to where it came from, and remain focused on your path. Re-organize and prioritize the steps to be taken if need be, but keep that clutter out of your head space and your work environment.
Missy Bystrom is the owner of The Organized Connection located in Cleveland, OH and Orange County, CA. Missy’s blog gives weekly tips and tricks on becoming more organized and having a more peaceful household. If you would like to become a certified professional organizer, follow this link. If you would like to get more extensive information on organizing your household, business or personal, follow this link