Amen and amen! Working on that cluttered part of life which helps with all of these other character traits.
The rest of the character traits/behaviors listed in the Cheshbon HaNefesh are decisiveness, cleanliness, humility, righteousness, frugality, diligence, silence, calmness, truth and separation.
What do you notice about all of these traits? What came to my mind was preparing ourselves and our surroundings to make me more able to hear from G-d and in turn ready to act upon His plans and purposes for my life.
When we are not surrounded by clutter (both physically and emotionally), when we are humble, calm and silent, isn’t it much more likely that we will be in a place to hear what G-d is saying to us?
Let us consciously work to unclutter our lives and put ourselves in the proper position to hear from G-d and the plans and purposes He has for our lives.