Notes and Observations on Focusing

  • Forget ‘to-do’ lists. Create a success list of only the things that will get you closer to your goal.
  • Say “no” more often to more stuff. Focus.
  • Fu** distractions. Seriously.
  • Asking the right question will give you the right answer. Finding the right question can be tricky, so keep trying.
  • Determine your “system” and then work your system.
  • Pick one thing and then jealously guard your time to work on your one thing.
  • Reserve four hours of non-interrupted time from your day to work only on your ONE thing.
  • Do it inch by inch or centimeter by centimeter.
  • Having trouble getting started? Just do the first itty bitty baby step, whatever that might be. Then do the next.
  • Everyday ask yourself, “What’s the ONE Thing I can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?”
  • The key is to narrow down all the things that you could do, to the ONE Thing that you must do. Then it goes like this:
  • The ONE Thing you should do today feeds into your ONE Thing this week, then this month… and so on. These small steps create the path to your ONE big goal.
  • “One thing” is in reference to an idea. Pick one thing and focus completely to the one thing only.

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