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The One Thing

What is the one thing you know you should be doing to improve your health or life?

Obviously, we all have many areas we could improve on but what would happen if you got laser focused on that one thing that would make you better?

Gary Keller wrote a bestselling book on this exact subject called, you guessed it, The One Thing.

It starts with this focusing question:

“What’s the ONE thing you can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?”

The following quotes back up the question well:

“Success is sequential, not simultaneous”

“Focus is a matter of deciding what things you’re NOT going to do.”

“If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one.”

I especially like the last one. Define what it is you want to go after, that ONE thing. 

Is it fat loss? 

Is it muscle gain?

Is it being more flexible?

Is it increasing your savings or retirement?

Is it improving your relationship?

If you look at fat loss, I have always said most people never do what it takes to truly drop weight/fat. If you took 30 days of 100% effort with no deviations from your nutrition plan and workouts what would happen? Most people will do about 50-60% of this. They get some results but never what they could accomplish if they were totally focused on it.

What would happen in 6 months of complete focus on one thing? People underestimate what they can do in a year but overestimate what they can do in a month. When you see massive body composition changes very rarely is it in 12 weeks. In most instances it’s over a year.

I would recommend finding that one thing you know you need to do but have been putting off and start doing it. Don’t wait for perfect circumstance’s just start. If you find it hard to do the thing start small. For example, if you have not worked out in years what if you did one push up and one squat everyday with no exceptions? If you did this would see results? Most likely not a lot but what you are doing is building momentum with your mindset. Sooner or later, you will do 2 push-ups and then 3 and so on. Before you know it, you are doing 50 squats and push-ups per day and you see results.

You can apply this to any area of your life but start small. This makes it easier to follow through with no excuses.

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