Clean Out the Clutter

By Tricia Molloy

Clutter is everywhere. The physical clutter of paperwork, mail and reading materials on our desk and in our files seems to multiply on a regular basis. The electronic clutter of email and the proliferation of news and information from the Internet and a multitude of media outlets can be overwhelming and paralyzing. Then there’s the emotional clutter of unfulfilled commitments, difficult team members, uncompleted projects, self-defeating thoughts and the “what ifs” that never seem to materialize.

Clutter distracts and confuses us and drains our energy–physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Cleaning out the clutter on all levels allows the universe to detect a vacuum and fill it with our best intentions. Yes, the universe abhors a vacuum.

When you identify and eliminate clutter, you can focus on what’s most important and attract it to you.

“Never again clutter your days or nights with so many menial and unimportant things that you have no time to accept a real challenge when it comes along,” advises Og Mandino, author of  The Greatest Salesman in the World. “This applies to play as well as work. A day merely survived is no cause for celebration. You are not here to fritter away your precious hours when you have the ability to accomplish so much by making a slight change in your routine. No more busy work. No more hiding from success. Leave time, leave space, to grow. Now. Now! Not tomorrow!”

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