Do you remember when Curly, the gritty cowboy played by Jack Palance in the movie City Slickers, told city boy Mitch (Billy Crystal) the secret to life?
Curly: “Do you know what the secret to life is?”
Curly: “This.” (He holds up one finger)
Mitch: “Your finger?”
Curly: “One thing. Just ONE thing. You stick to that and everything else don’t mean sh*t.”
Mitch: “That’s great, but what’s the ‘one thing’?”
Curly: “That’s what you’ve got to figure out.”
Words spoken have never been truer than in today’s day and age.
Even though technology has created what seems like endless opportunities and possibilities, according to the book, The ONE Thing by Gary Keller, we are now bombarded with more choices and information in ONE day than are ancestors were exposed to in their entire lifetimes!
His solution is simple but certainly not easy in today’s age: Focus on ONE thing.
Remember, if you chase two rabbits, both will escape (old Russian Proverb).
Start out each day by asking, “What’s the ONE Thing I can do today for [insert whatever area you desire] such by doing it, everything else well be easier or even unnecessary.”
For example, for YOUR PHYSICAL HEALTH…
- What’s the ONE thing you can do to achieve your diet goals for today?
- What’s the ONE thing you can do to ensure that you exercise today?
- What’s the ONE thing you can do to relieve your stress levels today?
When you do this, your actions will become clear. Crystal clear.
For example, at the beginning of every week make sure you have a proven diet to follow like my proprietary 4 Cycle Solution so everything is laid out step-by-step in advance—and you’re not flying by the seat of your pants.
Schedule exercise sessions just like you would a doctor’s appointment and make sure you have a backup plan you can use just in case from the comfort of your own home.
My 12-Minute Metabolic Zone TrainingTM workouts are a perfect fit for this because they can be done with or without fancy equipment at home, in the gym or on the road.
Finally, schedule some alone time to read, meditate, go for walks in nature, or perform-at-home Yoga, and your stress levels will automatically be much lower. If Yoga is high on your list, recently we’ve gotten a ton of great feedback on Yoga Burn.
And remember my #1 law of leanness… The Law of 6-3-2.
It’s six words, followed by three words, followed by two words:
Do ONE thing at a time—Do it RIGHT—Finish it.
Don’t forget to apply this technique to all areas of your life: your spiritual life, your finances, your family, relationships, business/career, and personal growth.
If I’m trying to listen to my wife while I’m checking email, browsing the Internet, or hanging out on Facebook…
The only thing that gets accomplished is her getting irritated with me because I’m not giving her the undivided one-on-one attention she deserves.
That’s why the true definition of multi-tasking is screwing up several things at once. 🙂
Keep going strong.
Your friend and coach,
Shaun “6-3-2” Hadsall