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Compelements

Compelements

I think I just invented a new word. Com•pel•e•ment |comPELement| (noun) 1 element used to compel one to action.

So many organizing efforts are focused on containing items out of sight and out of mind. There are, however, things that we need to make a point of acting on, that should NOT be hidden. Quite the opposite. We need things to stick out like a sore thumb to compel us to action. Those are the compelements. Here are some examples.

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Hey, That’s Important!

Hey, That's Important!

To get organized the word “important” needs to be used carefully.

If “important” is used too much then there is no distinction and the most important stuff can get buried in the less important stuff. Put another way, if everything is important then nothing is important.

If “important” is used too little then important is seen as a small category unto itself.

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