One of my grad students, in response to my last post, suggests that the secret to getting organized is to get busier. Take up a sport, she said. And I think there is something in that. Athletes are hugely time efficient (so are working moms). I’ve noticed the pinnacle of my own time management occurs when I have an international flight to catch. In the days before, I prioritize, cut the procrastination, plan my time, look for worthy shortcuts, drop the bullshit and dithering, cross unimportant things off the to-do list and nail the mission-critical tasks. Why can’t I maintain that 24/7?