Ken Donaldson: What is Your One Thing?

Ken Donaldson: Your One Thing

As 2014 merges into 2015, I find myself reflecting on this past year. I am humbled and grateful for all that I’ve experienced. Every client I’ve worked with, every company I’ve consulted and trained with, and every second of nature that I’ve been able to experience, yes, all this (and much more!) I have much gratitude for.

So I simply say, “Thanks.

As you prepare for the New Year in your own unique ways, I invite you to ask yourself the following 7 questions:

  1. What will I do to create (more) happiness?
  2. How will I sustain (and improve) good health?
  3. Who do I need to best support me to achieve (and surpass) my goals?
  4. How will I improve all my relationships?
  5. What will I do to avoid dysfunction, depression and/or denial in my life?
  6. How will I keep “the most important thing” as the most important thing?
  7. And, what IS the most important thing for me in 2015?

These questions are all about priorities, but what if you had only ONE priority? What would you choose?

Priority is defined as “a thing that is regarded as more important then another.” “A thing” is singular, but today we all seem to be bombarded with multiple priorities, which is clearly more than “one thing.”

What is the result of too many priorities?

I’ve seen more depression, anxiety, addiction, family/relationship breakdowns, and workplace dysfunction than ever this past year. We are literally overdosing on priorities.

My analysis: We are all (myself included) trying to do too many things at the same time and as a result we create an emotional “breakdown” which manifests and exacerbates these maladaptive behaviors.

The solution: Find “Your One Thing”…the one thing that you’ll make as your priority and primary focus in 2015. Put your focus, your time and your energy into that one thing.

Then, find and surround yourself with people who are 100% invested in you achieving your one thing (it’s helpful if they’re working towards their own one thing too!). Read books and listen to audios that’ll help you achieve your one thing. Submerge yourself in and fully commit to your one thing.

And, above all else, live your one thing each and every day.

When I wrote Marry YourSelf First! I didn’t fully realize that I was writing about the one thing. Yes, discovering your unique purpose, creating a powerful vision, followed by clarifying the values and creating the boundaries to keep your focus on the one thing. This, my friend, adds up to the winning formula for a healthy, wealthy and happy life.

We will all be challenged by the infamous distracting squirrels, the ever-so-intriguing shiny objects and, of course, the lust and hunger for immediate gratification. But, if you stay focused, and keep shuffling your feet forward in the direction of your one thing, you’ll eventually achieve your one thing.

My goal in 2015 is to assist as many people as possible in achieving their one thing. Career, relationships, business or health, whatever it may be for you, I’m here to help you achieve it.

Why? Because that’s MY one thing! Let me know how I can help you with Your One Thing.


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