We are draw to the idea of being super organized because we think it will allow us to accomplish more. But consider that the more we accomplish, the busier we become. Work begets more work.
What I'm starting to discover is that the more time I spend organizing, the more I have to organize. It's a vicious cycle - I want to be organized to feel a sense of control, but get stuck spending all my time organizing rather than doing. As a result, my list of incompletes grows. Too much organizing becomes counter productive to getting shit done!
Here's what I believe...
It's important to remember the law of diminishing returns. It's also important to take an honest look at whether we are getting organized or procrastinating. It's easy to justify procrastination by organizing.