Just. One. Thing. (post from 10/26)

I recently found myself giving a book recommendation to a coworker, when I realized that I had been missing the entire point of the book in my own life. The book is called The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan, and it's a great resource for work, for life, and for being reminded to invest fully in one thing at a time.

This is especially pertinent to me, because the moment I empty one part of my schedule, I am tempted to fill it with 43589749582730459270349582743095 (okay, a lot of) different things. The book plays with the metaphor of a domino train, where your purpose in focusing on one task is to knock over the next domino. This last week, I've stacked and identified lots of dominos, but have yet to sort them, put them in a line, and knock them over one at a time until momentum kicks in. This scattered thinking requires expending of energy, but doesn't create lasting results. So instead, I'm asking, "What is the one thing I can do that will make everything else easier or unnecessary?" 

I'm digging deep with this question today and this week. You could say that my "one thing" is to choose my next "one thing." What's your one thing?
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