Magazine article Workforce

Food for Thought-Clear the Clutter and Begin Anew

Magazine article Workforce

Food for Thought-Clear the Clutter and Begin Anew

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"Keep your mind free of divisions and distinctions. When your mind is detached, simple, quiet, then all things can exist in harmony, and you begin to perceive the subtle truth. " -Lao-tzu t's difficult to start fresh and focus on the most important undertakings when old projects beckon. Here's a way to unclutter your agenda so you can make a new beginning this January. 1. Make a list of all the projects you have started and never completed.

2. Decide which are really important to you and which aren't.

3. Finish them or throw them away. The object is to get clean with yourself. Get to completion on all of the tasks, big and small, that you've left undone. It may be as simple as cleaning out the old files in your desk to writing a completely new manager development plan. The size of the task doesn't matter. What matters are finishing the "incompletes" that hang over your head creating pressure, usually in an unconscious manner. Spending the time to file, to complete a project or to throw papers away, does wonders for your life. …

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