Email was considered a blessing of our times till it became a major time-eating capsule. No doubt it has annulled the time-distance monster but can also be a super distraction! Schedule a time during the day when you will check your mail. This way you are able to concentrate on bigger and more crucial issues. Do not take printouts unless they are absolutely essential. Making printouts for posterity will only add to the clutter on your desk. Use the office intranet to communicate with colleagues if possible. Delete files and mails that won't be of much use in the future. A cyber hoarding mentality eats into your time. Get rid of it fast!
Seek advice from those who are working in the field of your choice. Experts, professionals, are a great help and provide handy tips which can at times prove to be as good as hands on experience. Better still have a mentor, someone within your organization who is succeeding and thriving in his position. The Internet has made communication easy and information more accessible, use this medium. Seek aid from counselors or psychologists; they will help throw light on what exists at the sub-conscious level and make attaining goals a more viable option. Open your eyes and you will succeed. Good Luck!