So the next thing is to apply the MTO Model to the mess. What is the Minimum Goal that you would commit to doing to clean up the mess? Like in the garage the example that I used the other day, it might be to spend two hours on a Saturday cleaning and reorganizing. The Target Goal might be to devote one whole Saturday to the garage with the intention of removing all the junk and organizing what is left in the time that you have.
The Outrageous goal might be to take everything out, thoroughly clean it up, hire a painter to come in and repaint the walls, and then you call someone like California Closets to install shelves and storage closets and then you put only those things you really want back into the garage.
This exercise starts to force you to think about what your standards for complete are – what is complete to you as opposed to incomplete. It also stretches your imagination about what is possible.
Ponder this one for today.