Even more disturbing is that order often demands focus. I also value order and efficiency, I notice that when my environment begins to seriously become the opposite, it's usually a reflection of my lack of focus at that time.
For many people who wonder why order and organization, one explanation is that it forces the discipline and focus you speak of so many places on your site Steve.
Originally Posted by Steve Pavlina
The "Why" for me is that I'm an orderly person on the inside. I value order and efficiency, and I like to be clear, focused, and relaxed, so I prefer that my environment be in sync with those values.
There's also a practical side because I have a lot of goals, projects, and activities. When I become disorganized, things get messy very quickly.
I do my best not to go overboard because overkill just wastes time. I don't care how my bookshelves are organized as long as I can quickly find what I need.
I think what keeps a lot of people from getting organized is that they fear the greater responsibilities they'll be able to handle. With great order comes great responsibility.