Has this ever happened to you?
You know what you want and you decide to go for it.
Then you get overwhelmed by all the things you need to do to make it a reality so you stop.
I know that you already have a lot on your plate. There’s work, your family, endless meetings, laundry and an overflowing inbox not to mention the lure of Instagram.
It’s easy to get nothing done.
I used to feel crushed by overwhelm. I blamed the fact that I was juggling a business and part-time hours and parenting.
How on earth was I going to do ALL of the things?
I knew there had to be a better way.
I discovered that the problem had nothing to do with my circumstances.
The problem was I’d been asking the wrong question.
What I should have been asking was:
What’s the ONE Thing I can do that’s going to have the biggest impact on my goals?
I ask myself this question pretty much every day now.
It helps me see distractions for what they are and get down to work.
This idea is from Gary Keller’s book The One Thing: The Surprising Truth Behind Extraordinary Results.
I know it might seem simplistic but it always reminds me that I have a choice about how I use my time and that it’s important to choose wisely.
Your exercise for today is to go back and read your future bio and then ask yourself:
What is the ONE thing I can do this year, this month, this week, today to get closer to this future version of myself?
What is the one thing I can do that will make everything else either easier or unnecessary?
Whatever your one thing is, prioritise it and do it first before you get sucked into the busyness of your day.
Make this a habit and you will move one step closer to the life you want each and every day.
What is your one thing?