Matter: (n) a substance that has mass and occupies space, (v) be of importance, have significance.


I always thought the definition of matter was so interesting in light of my job because so many of the things that seem to occupy our space are due to the amount of significance or value we place on them.

Whenever I speak or teach a class on the subject of organizing, one of the first topics is why, why are you wanting to organize, what is the end goal?  The reason I ask is because it really helps to know why, so you can figure out what you need to focus on and how you are going to get to the end goal.

It’s really easy to say but in reality sometimes understanding your own motivation is the hardest part of the process. So before you dig into another project step back and take stock of what really matters to you, it might make all the difference.


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