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Focus: The power of One – Be like a postage stamp, stick to one thing until you get there – Do One Thing (DOT); you can achieve anything if you ”Focus” On ONE Thing

You can achieve almost anything in life…As long as you focus on achieving one thing at a time. It’s a time-tested strategy that’s been shared by many successful people. Do One Thing

You can achieve almost anything in life…As long as you focus on achieving one thing at a time. It’s a time-tested strategy that’s been shared by many successful people. Do One Thing.

Gary Keller and Jay Papasan even wrote a whole book about this simple idea. But don’t let the simplicity of this idea fool you. It’s one of the hardest things to implement in your life.

We’re dealing with an invisible force that is always trying to confuse us. Instead of focusing on one thing at a time, we set multiple goals, and think we can multitask ourselves to achieving them. Give attention to the counsel of an expert, Dr. Phil Brassfield.

There’s a discrepancy between what we know (to focus on one thing at a time) and what we do (focusing on everything at the same time).

The question is not whether focusing on one thing is a good strategy it’s HOW can we stick to it? But first, let’s define the “One Thing” strategy.

Too often people assume that you should only focus on one thing in your life, period. But that’s not what this strategy is about. It’s about being smart about what you pursue. Yes, you can achieve a lot of things…But just not at the same time. Just Do One Thing.

You can’t build a career, get in shape, compete in marathons, write a book, invest in a business, get kids, and travel the world, all at the same time. But you can do all those things in a lifetime. Just Do One Thing

You can’t build a career, get in shape, compete in marathons, write a book, invest in a business, get kids, and travel the world, all at the same time. But you can do all those things in a lifetime. Just Do One Thing.

I stick to one major priority per area of my life. I’ve categorized my life as follows: Career, health, learning, money, and relationships.

That means I never work on more than one major project. I either write a book or create an online course. I also learn only one skill at a time. And I am either saving my money or am looking to invest it (naturally, I’m saving most of the time). For my health, I’m either building strength or endurance. And so forth. I just “Do One Thing”. Then, I do another.

These categories are not based on anything but my own perspective on life. You can categorize your life any way you want. And you don’t need to criticize how others compartmentalize their lives. What matters is that we understand how we categorize our own lives. Otherwise, there’s no structure.

And when there’s no structure. There’s chaos. And when there’s chaos, there’s no one thing: There’s everything. That’s bad.

The natural thing to do for most people is to start setting goals or picking one priority they want to focus on. But unless you have trained your mind to focus on one thing, it’s not a smart thing to do. at all times, Do One Thing.

You want to change your mindset. Go from “I want everything” to “I appreciate what I have.”

That’s the only way to live this “one thing” idea. In other words, control your desires. Do One Thing. It’s called focus

That’s the only way to live this “one thing” idea. In other words, control your desires. Do One Thing. It’s called the focus.

I recommend practicing Mindfulness or Stoicism for that. Both philosophies talk extensively about detaching ourselves from our desires. I think our excessive desire for more is the reason we can’t focus on one thing.

Remove your desires, and you will have true freedom. The Stoic Epictetus said it best in one of his classes (as captured by his student, Arian):

“Freedom is secured not by the fulfilling of men’s desires, but by the removal of desire.”

If you manage your desire, you attack the problem at the core. In my experience, you CAN’T live a calm and focused life if you’re always desiring more and new things.

All this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t desire to improve our lives. On the contrary, the whole purpose of life is to move forward. So don’t be afraid to set goals and aim for great things. Just achieve one thing after the other. Do One Thing.

Only after you have controlled your desires and practiced doing one thing at a time are you ready to apply the “One Thing” strategy to your life.

The reason you want to practice is the assumption that life is long. If you take the time to become less distracted by desires, the more reliable you will become. You will become a person who does what they say. You will become a person who achieves what they set out.

And after you start achieving one thing after the other, you will get momentum. Your job is to keep the momentum. Do One Thing, and build your momentum.

It’s a science of success – this is how people become happy and wealthy. Both of those add up over time. And, they “Do One Thing,” build momentum

This is how people become happy and wealthy. Both those things add up over time. And, they “Do One Thing,” build momentum, and incrementally compound their successes.

Remember to keep the bigger picture in mind. You WILL achieve all your goals. Who cares whether you achieve them now or in the future? What matters is that you are not influenced by desire or outside forces. You are the maker of your own life.

Why is it that between 25% and 50% of people report feeling overwhelmed or burned out at work?

It’s not just the number of hours we’re working, but also the fact that we spend too many continuous hours juggling too many things at the same time. It’s all in the Do One Thing principle.

The biggest cost — assuming you don’t crash — is to your productivity. In part, that’s a simple consequence of splitting your attention, so that you’re partially engaged in multiple activities but rarely fully engaged in anyone. In part, it’s because when you switch away from a primary task to do something else, you’re increasing the time it takes to finish that task by an average of 25 percent.

But most insidiously, it’s because if you’re always doing something, you’re relentlessly burning down your available reservoir of energy over the course of every day, so you have less available with every passing hour. Just “Do One Thing.”

Behind every creation, every success is passion… says Warren Buffet, Mark Zuckerberg…

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