Thursday, September 16, 2010

The One Thing that Matters

"We are drowned in paperwork.

Overwhelmed with To Do Lists. Loaded with obligations.

But underneath all the requests, emails, data and urgency, there is always The One Thing.

It's that single thing we could do today to transform our situation, our business and even our life.

We need to get into the habit of looking for it. Then focusing on it. Daily.

Yet 95% of people can't even tell you what it is.

Instead they immerse themselves in busyness, mistaking movement for progress.

As the great author and philosopher Henry David Thoreau wrote: "It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?"

The fact is, you could work only one hour a day and still achieve enormous things, if you just focused on doing The One Thing that really matters.

Or you could work for 12 hours a day (and many do) and make little progress, if you were unaware of what The One Thing is for you.

Every morning before you start work, spend 10 minutes thinking about what your One Thing is. Then do it first.

It's a simple, yet life changing discipline."

There you have it, one hour a day spent well... we mustn't lose sight of what's really important to our success.

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