The One Thing

What is the one thing that you can do now such that by doing it makes everything else easier or unnecessary? from the book, The One Thing, by Gary Keller

I have been thinking about this question since I bought the book in an airport bookstore maybe 5 years ago.

I like to leave plenty of time to get through airport security. If passing through TSA goes quickly, I have a span of unplanned open time. Open time, open mind. Open mind, new opportunities. It’s kind of fun to see what I might be drawn to.

One time I came across the book, The One Thing, by Gary Keller. The guiding theme of the book comes from the question: “What is the one thing that you can do now such that by doing it makes everything else easier or unnecessary?”

We can apply the question to various realms we live in – what is the one thing that I can do now that will make everything else I do at work easier or unnecessary. What about in the realm of my family life? What about my religious/spiritual life?

This morning I got very clear.

Learning to sense when I am activated, and practicing allowing and resourcing, calms my nervous system. This is the single most important thing I can do now, and in an hour, tomorrow and maybe, for the rest of my life. In all realms.