Day 17 is off with a bang. Seriously, I have been getting up at 5 am to get up BEFORE the kids. This morning, those two monkeys were up at 5. What the heck??? I swear, I don’t make a peep when I get up. Alas, I was still able to get my Miracle Morning done. I refuse to get up at 4 just to beat them to the punch 😉

Today, I started reading The One Thing again. In case I haven’t made this clear, I LOVE this book!

Take aways:

“Where I’d had huge success, I had narrowed my concentration to one thing, and where my success varied, my focus had too.”

  • I realize that I have been trying to do too much. Instead of focusing on the basics and what NEEDS to get done, I have been spending too much time on the things that would be “nice to do.”

“It’s realizing that extraordinary results are directly determined by how narrow you can make your focus.”

  • As of today, my focus is narrowed to the BASICS. Anything additional must be done with the intent of making the BASICS easier to accomplish. Sometimes, getting ahead means letting go of the things that don’t matter.

“The way to get the most out of your work and your life is to go as small as possible. Most people think just the opposite. They think big success is time consuming and complicated. As a result, their calendars and to-do lists become overloaded and overwhelming. Success starts to feel out of reach, so they settle for less. Unaware that big success comes when we do a few things well, they get lost trying to do too much and in the end accomplish too little. Over time they lower their expectations, abandon their dreams, and allow their life to get small. This is the wrong thing to make small.”

  • I am so very guilty of this. I have a million things on my list of things that I would like to get done. I must prioritize that list and instead of doing the could do’s, I must create a Success List and identify the SHOULD Do’s. From there, the should do’s must be whittled down to the ONE THING that must be done each day.

“You need to be doing fewer things for more effect instead of doing more things with side effects.”

  • Word. I’m a master of side effects. No more. I’m aiming for MORE EFFECT!