When Ambition Outweighs Energy

On the subject of food, my mother used to tell me “your eyes are bigger than your stomach!”  On the subject of organizing, I have observed that, for many of my clients, their ambition significantly outweighs their energy. Don’t get me wrong. I think it is important to challenge ourselves.  It’s OK for our reach to exceed our grasp, but …

Perfectly Disorganized

Originally from Matt Baier’s Organizing Works Newsletter, February 2007


It often takes 50% or more of the total effort to squeeze out the last 10% or so of quality or whatever it is perfectionists want out of a situation. Not a good investment of time. -Jeff Olson, The Agile Manager’s Guide to Getting Organized, 1997