Ugh. You're so right. Although my workspace isn't that bad, I have left a bunch of things on my desk so that I will remember to take care of items on my 'to do' list. BUT it turns out that it doesn't matter if it's left on my desk--I still won't make progress unless it's either easy to complete or it's become an emergency that I finish.
Today, I will clear my desk so that I will be able to better focus on my goals.