In this case, revising is a compilation of re-ordering, re-organizing, re-doing, and refreshing. It’s an ongoing process, however, I’ve always felt once done, always done. But. Life itself is a process and this is part of it.
Here’s the thing: Somehow unnecessary things end up occupying our space, energy, and time. As I’ve mentioned in previous articles, our organizational process begins with the question, “Does this serve our purpose?”
Less Is More
I know my purpose will be served best with less. Yes. One of my life statements is “less is more.” It’s true in all areas . . . less pressure, less drama, less to-do lists, less “stuff” leads to more joy, more peace, more calm . . . more of what matters.
I know it’s an ongoing process, however, I’ve always felt once done, always done. But. Life itself is a process and this is part of it.
What Works For You
Each of us have to find what works best for who we are and what we do. By the way, this will change as we change over the course of time.
I had always been a big proponent of starting with the biggest and hardest task first, the “mountain.” The easiest tasks were saved for last. I felt if, I tackled the “mountain” first, then the rest would be easy to accomplish. In other words, I would accomplish all the tasks.
After several TableThink conversations, I revised this and start with the easiest. Now, I have a different perspective about the “mountain” after accomplishing all of the other tasks first. I now see the finish line when I begin the mountain task without a list of other tasks waiting to be accomplished.
Taking the time to revise is an investment in who you are and what you do. Life is short . . . keeping things in order reduces the chaos . . . and clears the way to do what matters. And, remember . . . this is ongoing process . . . don’t get discouraged but be encouraged by beginning with the smallest and easiest task.