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.
Originally from Matt Baier's Organizing Works Newsletter, May 2007 FOCUS ON FILING, PART 2: USER-FRIENDLY FILING The AVERAGE executive wastes one hour a day looking [...]