Merlin over at 43 Folders has highlighted an affliction that plagues many who are endlessly searching for the "holy grail" of time management. Whether it's a new software program, a new book, a new workshop, etc., there's always some new solution just waiting out there to FINALLY get us organized. We spend so much time fiddling, tweaking, and implementing new systems and solutions, that we fail to ever really get anything done. (Which was the point after all, wasn't it?)
This one cuts a bit too close to the bone. 43 Folders: Because buying new running shoes is more fun than actually running.
I once worked with someone whose office and desk were a disaster area. Paper went into his office and died there.
One day he decided that what he really needed was a Palm handheld. He began researching which model would best suit his needs and would come into the office each day and tell me (and everyone else) how organized he was going to be once he laid his hands on his new toy.
One day I asked him, "What do you expect this thing will do for you anyway? Are you intending to lob it into your office, like a grenade, then go off for coffee and come back to a fully organized office?" The look on his face told me he didn't share my sense of humor on this point.
He eventually did get his Palm, and to be fair, he did at least appear to be more organized for a while, but it didn't last long.