Whenever you have taken up work in hand, you must see it to the finish.
That is the ultimate secret of success. Never, never, never give up!
Have you ever started to send an email with an attachment – photo, spreadsheet, document, etc., and had your email program remind you that you had not included the attachment? You had every intention of including the object, but something interrupted your progress and you almost sent an incomplete email.
Now, look around your house and see how many unfinished projects there are. Perhaps the dishes made it from the table to the sink, but not the dishwasher, or into the dishwasher, but not back into the cabinets. The now overdue library books are waiting by the door, but were never put in the car and returned to the library. Then there’s my favorite: the laundry is washed and dried and sitting in the laundry basket, waiting to be folded and put back. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty good about taking care of outer wear. It’s the underwear and socks that tend to spend more time in the basket than in my bedroom.
How much of the clutter in your home is a result of UFOs?
What are they? UnFinished Objects: Tasks that were started and reached a point where you were interrupted or got stuck or lost interest. When I start a project, I often forget to include clean up and storage time, so unfinished objects get in the way of the ones I currently need to finish.
From now on I intend to take 30 minutes or so before I go to bed and seek out UFOs that need to be rounded up and stored out of the way. Spending a few extra minutes at the end of the day will save me hours in the long run.
This week take some time to look for UFOs in your area and see if you want to complete them, give them away or ask someone to help you finish them. Sometimes all that’s needed to resolve an issue is a new point of view.
Our cat, TK, has offered to help with the laundry.
Good bye UFOs (UnFulfilled Objectives or UnFinished Objects),