It feels good to empty your email inbox. It feels even better to focus on the stuff you’ve committed to making happen. Don’t let managing the unknown distract you from the known. Merlin Mann is the creator of “Inbox Zero”, a simple email management philosophy that’s not really about email at all.
At the end of the day a box full of email is just a box full of stuff that may or may not hold any relevance to your work and life. Obsessing over keeping that box empty at the expense of the really cool projects you’ve already accepted responsibility for isn’t a great trade-off.
From the man who literally coined the phrase “Inbox Zero” — you have permission to close your email and do something awesome.