The Ultimate Lesson in One-Thing-At-A-Time

After a week off from blogging in order to move from Baltimore to New Jersey, it's back to work and many lessons learned.  My biggest learning: do one thing at a time.  For me, this has become Gospel and I'm trying to teach my three children the concept as well. 

At any given moment, we've had challenges in putting this into practice, such as:

  • More boxes than we'd like to admit, seeking our attention
  • Less walking space than we'd like to see, frustrating us in each hallway
  • More home improvement projects than are possible to accomplish in a month, overwhelming us and forcing us to prioritize our goals
  • Less time than we would like to have to get life back to a place of "normal"

With all of this, it's pretty darn exciting to take a concept like One-Thing-At-A-Time and put it into practice.  It makes all of the writing, blogging and public speaking a living, breathing message that is real and at the end of the day, it works.

Resources for the Road
Thinking Faster: One Thing at a Time
Get Humanized: One Thing at a Time and the Multitasking Myth
Time Magazine: The Case for Doing One Thing at a Time

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  • Guest

    I read all three link articles.  Wow!  This is very good input for me.  As a mom it is very hard to stay focused, being constantly "on call" for everyone's needs.  Still, it's a goal to strive for that should make all our lives better.  Makes me wonder what will become of our kids who are chatting with six or more friends at a time online while presumably doing homework.  

  • Guest

    Good luck with your new move! I hope everything works out great for you!