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Establish an Action Environment, Part 2 Get Things Done!

    • Careers

As we begin, let me give you this reminder from the Word of God. Psalm 37:5 says: "Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass."
 
Our quote for today is from Ralph Marston. He said: "What you do today can improve all your tomorrows."
 
Today, in the Get Things Done podcast we are looking at Part 2 of Step 7: "Establish an Action Environment".
 
Q: You also mentioned that having things organized will help reduce the temptation to procrastinate. Exactly what did you mean by that?
 
I mean that it important to avoid clutter in the workplace.
 
A neat, orderly workbench, with each tool hanging in its allotted space, is an invitation to get busy, whereas a jumbled aggregation of wrenches, pipes, hammers, clamps, wire, files, pliers, sandpaper, and half-finished projects stifles enthusiasm and encourages delay and diversion.
 
The same is true in an office. A tidy desk encourages concentration; a disheveled one is a psychological roadblock.
 
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As we begin, let me give you this reminder from the Word of God. Psalm 37:5 says: "Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass."
 
Our quote for today is from Ralph Marston. He said: "What you do today can improve all your tomorrows."
 
Today, in the Get Things Done podcast we are looking at Part 2 of Step 7: "Establish an Action Environment".
 
Q: You also mentioned that having things organized will help reduce the temptation to procrastinate. Exactly what did you mean by that?
 
I mean that it important to avoid clutter in the workplace.
 
A neat, orderly workbench, with each tool hanging in its allotted space, is an invitation to get busy, whereas a jumbled aggregation of wrenches, pipes, hammers, clamps, wire, files, pliers, sandpaper, and half-finished projects stifles enthusiasm and encourages delay and diversion.
 
The same is true in an office. A tidy desk encourages concentration; a disheveled one is a psychological roadblock.
 
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