What is Your 1 Thing?

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What is your 1 thing?
The human brain is not wired to multitask. This behavior works against you rather than for you. How about in the New Year if you take daily inventory of the ONE THING that you want to focus on that day.

“The word priority came into the English language in the 1400s. It was singular. It meant the very first or prior thing. It stayed singular for the next five hundred years.

Only in the 1900s did we pluralize the term and start talking about priorities. Illogically, we reasoned that by changing the word we could bend reality. Somehow we would now be able to have multiple “first” things.

People and companies routinely try to do just that. One leader told me of this experience in a company that talked of “Pri-1, Pri-2, Pri-3, Pri-4, and Pri-5.” This gave the impression of many things being the priority but actually meant nothing was.”

Greg McKeown, Essentialism


Is being busy a badge of honor in your sense of worth and value?
The brain can not multitask, it is impossible to think of two things at the same time so the brain bounces back and forth when we force it to focus on more than 1 thing at a time…this results in brain fatigue and compromised productivity.
What if your schedule had one main anchor “to-do” priority and everything else flowed around that? Studies continue to reveal that productivity is linked to single task behavior.
Think about your average day and the length of your “to-do” list. How do you feel about your sense of worth, value, success at the end of the day if you do not check off every item?
Identify 1 essential priority for each day this week and adjust your behavior to include a simple focus technique described below.
Once you have identified your 1 main priority for the day write it down. For example:
1. Be fully present to each client I meet with today.
Next when you step into the “doing” part of your one priority remember 3 things: Start => Do => Stop. Close the action loop. You can apply this simple technique on any priority you engage in.
Too often we have several “action loops” open at the same time and eventually our “HOS” Human Operating System crashes (SHIFT Leadership).

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Enjoy your gift of life,

“The power of choosing one priority is that it naturally guides your behavior by forcing you to organize your life around that responsibility. Your priority becomes an anchor task, the mainstay that holds the rest of your day in place. If things get crazy, there is no debate about what to do or not to do. You have already decided.” James Clear

One of my personal favorites:

“God first, everything good, right, true, beautiful, excellent and praise worthy flows from this 1 priority in my life.”


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