clear your desk. you’ll be thankful in the morning.”
a businessman from the philippines once gave me this priceless piece of advice. and i have tried to stay true to his advice whenever possible. so should you.
a new day brings new opportunity and the potential to accomplish something great. walking into an office with yesterday’s work still visible immediately anchors you to the past, tying yesterday’s rope to today’s potential. but a clean desk breeds life, encouragement, and endless possibilities. even if your new day is going to consist of completing yesterday’s project, starting again or reopening the file offers new opportunity and a new way to see a problem or accomplish a task.
is it realistic to clear off your desk EVERY day? probably not. but i bet you can do it this day!
so do yourself a favor – before you leave work today, clear off your desk. you’ll be thankful in the morning.