These classic Zen Habits posts are really worthwhile.
Here, for example, is the author on the relationship between focus and goals -
. . . focus is the most important determination of whether you’ll achieve a goal or stick to creating a new habit. Not self-discipline, not rewards, not sheer willpower, not even motivation . . . . If you can maintain your focus on a goal or habit, you will more often than not achieve that goal or create that habit. (Focus)
And on the Four Steps for organizing any part of your home, office or even life -
1. Collect everything in one place.
2. Choose the essential.
3. Eliminate the rest.
4. Organize the remaining stuff neatly and nicely. (Four steps)