Many of us hear something, then we latch on to it, and then we run with it. Have you ever stopped to wonder if what you heard was accurate?
- How many times have you heard “it” incorrectly, like a game of broken telephone?
- Have you ever heard “it” just how you wanted to hear it?
- Do you believe that you might have heard “it” in a way that is slanted by the person telling it to us?
Have you read the best seller, The ONE Thing? Did you take that to mean ONLY one thing?
That is a thought that can be overwhelming! That will cause paralysis in most people before they are able to move forward. How can ONE thing sum up everything in your life? Simple, it can’t.
It isn’t ONE thing, it’s ONE THING AT A TIME!
The book shows us that there are 7 areas of our lives to focus on. Even though we understand and accept this, we will still attempt to find one thing to fit them all. The 7 areas of focus are:
- Spiritual Life
- Physical Health
- Personal Life
- Key Relationships
Within these areas we have our ONE thing for each and again, it is one thing at a time.
Maybe your ONE thing with your job is being focused on lead generation. Once that is complete you move on to your job’s next one thing. This might be customer follow up, it might be your website development or maybe it is to meet with a client. Whatever it is, that is what you do next and with the same focus.
Maybe your one thing is to have dinner with the family. If that is what is important for your Key Relationships, then be at the table and be present working on that ONE thing. After dinner you can go check your email, the scores or whatever you just had to check on your phone. Then move to your next one thing with a key relationship. That might be a walk with your spouse, or working on a puzzle with your kids or even some alone time with a book as you change your focus to your Personal Life. You are the only one that can choose what your one thing should be.
While doing whatever it is, be there and be focused on that ONE thing! Once you are finished, then, and only then move on to your NEXT one thing and remember it is ONE THING AT A TIME!
By finding out what your ONE thing is in each area of your life you will find clarity and focus that you have never had before.
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Chadalyst – Take some time to yourself and write out the 7 areas and then write down what your ONE thing is for each of those areas. Start there and then you can figure out your next one thing as needed.