Zero Vs. Done

We hear about zero a lot.
I got to Inbox Zero. I have “zero” left to do today. I’m “zeroing” in on finishing that project.

Zero isn’t the goal, because it never sticks around. Zero quickly turns to one, which then turns to more than one. And all in a much faster manner than anyone can get back to zero in.

Forget getting to zero. That’s thinking in negative terms (after all, you have to take things away to get to zero, and it’s always better not to add them in the first place if you’re not into those things). Stop shooting for zero. Zero is meaningless. By definition, it is nothing.

Instead…get to done. There’s so much more positivity in being done. Done doesn’t – and often isn’t – getting to zero. It has a value far greater than zero.

And so do you.