This weekend I started cleaning out my office files. I consider myself to be a well organized person but I was still amazed at what I found. I saved things for years that I had no need for. But somehow the years went by and the papers kept piling up in the files. Year after year I added to them. I’m about two-thirds of the way through now and expect to finish next weekend. It feels good to clean out all that now useless paper and to simply shred it.
This started me thinking about how we hold on to things we don’t need. It could be catalogs. It could be invoices. It could even be outdated ideas.
We are coming up on the end of the year. It’s the time of the year when it’s often said: Out with the old and in with the new.
You may want to stop and observe now what you’ve collected over the years. I’ve heard it said that if you don’t use it in six months to a year you probably don’t need it or won’t use it. It’s easy to clean out the files. But it’s not quite as easy to clear our minds of useless clutter. We are coming up to a new year and before we know it 2009 will be over. This would be a great time to start getting rid of everything that isn’t useful, including unproductive or negative thoughts, to make way for everything that is useful and positive – including new more productive thoughts as you rethink your business strategy and look for new business opportunities in order to make 2010 a success.
By getting rid of all the useless clutter now, it leaves more time to prepare your business for the New Year so you can hit the ground running the very first week in January.