This year has been nuts. I can’t think of a better way to describe it. I just found out a friend of mine from 30 years ago passed away from Covid-19 on Saturday. She got sick in June, went on a vent, was moved to acute care, and then died, November, 28th. Potentially, everyone in the world has a story like this one. And yet, here we are. Looking to a new day. That’s what we do.
We get up, dust ourselves off, and try again. I have been thinking a lot about what are the best things to do at this time. There’s a school of thought that suggests if we throw a bunch of stuff at the wall, something will stick. However, as each day is as unpredictable as the day before, it occurred to me that narrowing my own focus could have a tremendous impact on others and for me. (I just realized I might be writing to myself instead of to you; )
So-with a prioritized focus, what are you really good at? What inspires you? What would you do even if you didn’t get paid? In all likelihood, you may not be getting paid right now! What’s the one thing you do that brings joy to you and to others? If you don’t know what that is, why not? Has someone told you you’re not good enough at that thing? I call BS on that someone if that’s so. I promise, there is something about you…there’s something you do…or love…or think about…or dream of…there is that one thing in you that should be out – for you and for the world.
There’s never been a better time to explore your one thing. Everything is a little bit slower. I’m aware there is uncertainty, and hello – things are always uncertain. We never have control. Control is an illusion or maybe even a delusion. (That sounds like the title of the next blog!) I digress.
I encourage you to spend 15 minutes exploring the following two questions: If you could prioritize and focus on one thing, what would it be? Why? I’d love to hear your answers. Please email me at email@example.com or reply here on the blog.
For additional inspiration, read Gary Keller’s book – The One Thing