Only touch things one time. Highly successful people try to “touch it once.”

#783 89. Only touch things one time. Highly successful people try to “touch it once.”
[1] Scripture
[2] Only touch things one time. How many times have you opened a piece of regular mail–an invoice, perhaps–and then put it down only to deal with it again later? How often do you read an email, and then close it and leave it in your inbox to deal with later?
Highly successful people try to “touch it once.” If it takes less than five or 10 minutes–whatever it is–they deal with it immediately. Doing so reduces stress since it won’t be in the back of their mind, and it’s more efficient since they won’t have to read or evaluate the item again in the future.
QUESTIONS for thinking it through:
How could this clarify my Reality?
How could this benefit if added to my Disciplines?
Who needs to hear this?
[1] Scripture
[2] #89, from Jeff Haden, “90 Smart Ways to Radically Boost Your Productivity: An epic list of ways to increase your personal productivity and be a lot more successful.” It was published on on1/9/2017.
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