How to Focus on the One Thing

by Nicki Fettuccia 09/22/2019

It's easy to let everything that needs doing cloud our focus on the essential things. There are meals to fix, a house to clean, errands to run, bills to pay, yard work, school work, work-work! There doesn't seem to be a truly simple or easy way to get it all done. Sometimes you want to give up and let it all go. But that would mean admitting that you're not successful, can't keep it together, don't measure up.

The truth is that you really can’t do it all … at least, not all at once. Most of it is just distractions between you and your true goals. 

Gary Keller and Jay Papasan, authors of The ONE Thing, offer a solution. When making any decision, they say to ask yourself:

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

Not everything matters

Goal-setting is not new. Every year thousands of people set goals, create resolutions, make lists, and define priorities. Sometimes, though, it’s easy to become caught up in fitting in, trying to live up to Instagram or Facebook posts from friends and family, or those PTA/PTO parents. When it comes right down to it, however, what’s right for someone else may not be what’s right for you and your family. What matters is what moves you toward your goals, dreams, and aspirations as a family and as individuals. 

In each area of your life, try to pick the ONE thing that is most important. Prioritize getting that one thing done and don’t worry about the rest.

  • Meals: if your family is busy and moving in all directions. Focus on keeping nutritious snacks on hand that they can grab heading out the door. If family mealtime is crucial to you, focus on ONE meal a week that the family is all at the table at the same time.
  • Housework: define ONE thing each day. Do that one and don't worry about the rest. Eventually, you'll find you've freed up the time to take on the occasional deep clean, organization, or extra laundry.
  • Paying bills: take one day to set up automatic bill-pay or some other online credit/debit card payment option so that you don't have to worry about the bills all the time. Then, the ONE thing merely is keeping that card account flush for when those bills come in.
  • Consolidate errands so that you can make just ONE trip. Or, utilize online shopping and delivery to do it for you.

In each area that threatens to overwhelm your life, find the ONE thing that you need to do and do that one. Marking off your to-do list of ONE each day builds confidence and proves you’re succeeding!

If the ONE thing on your list is shopping for a new home, make that ONE call to your local real estate office and pass the job of house-hunting on to them.

About the Author
Author

Nicki Fettuccia

 Nicki Fettuccia's integrity, hard work, contagious energy and quality of service in every detail of your real estate transaction is exactly what you've been looking for.  Nicki grew up in Broome County,however, moved to the Capital District in 1998 where she knew this was where she wanted to raise her two sons.

She started her love of helping people realize their home ownership dreams back in 1992 where she worked as a Residential Mortgage Loan Processor.  She has worked most every aspect of the industry representing Owners, Buyers, Investors,and Banks both in the residential and commercial market.

Nicki is a proud mother of 2 young men and devoted to her very supportive Fiance, Bob.  An adventurer by nature; you can find Nicki hiking orkayaking in the Spring, on a motorcycle road trip in the Summer and Fall, or a spontaneous zip line adventure thru the Catskill Mountains.

Nicki has been trained and inspired in sales by some of the best.  Speakers like Than Merrill, Sean Mc Nicholas, Simon Sinek and Les Brown; just to name a few.  She flies the United States to build strong networking relationships to continue her knowledge and education in the industry.  Always looking to be the best person and agent to her clients.

Five words you can count on from Nicki Fettuccia; Passion, Love, Commitment,Integrity, and FUN!