Saturday, January 30, 2010
#29 Postponed Decisions
Clutter. Amazing how we give something so simple, so much power. You may not be able to completely rid yourself of clutter and eliminate every single pile, but you can change how you deal with it and how you think about it. Clutter is simply, postponed decisions. It is the object connected with a choice you'll need to make, but you put it on a shelf while you decide what to do with it. If you can begin to think about clutter in this way, you can begin to let go of some of the emotion. Decisions get postponed for lots of reasons. Sometimes we simply don't have the time on that day, other times the decisions are bigger, take a greater emotional effort, but that's still all they are...decisions.
My point. In one small area of your life, can you stop putting your unmade decisions on a shelf? Can you begin to think about those objects that erode you and start living with the power of a decision made and not a decision put off for another day. Clutter is postponed decisions. If it doesn't do something...it just sits there.