I found the top of my desk. It was right where I expected it to be – under a huge mound of paper. The huge mound of paper is now three smaller mounds of paper.
One mound is in my “to-do” bin. It’s a big mound.
One mound is in my “to-file” box. It’s a bigger mound.
And one mound is in the garbage. It’s the biggest mound. It’s amazing how much can go straight from “to-do” or “to-file” to the garbage pile if only I procrastinate long enough.