One of my favorite books on productivity is The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results.
If you haven’t read it, the premise is simple: to accomplish any goal, do the next thing makes all other tasks else easier or irrelevant.
That ‘one thing’ is the lead domino in a sequence that will take you where you want to go. All you have to do is stay focused on the next piece.
These ‘one things’ can be individual tasks or projects, or they can be routines, habits, major life upheavals, and so on. The hardest part is being clear-headed enough and doing the work to find the key next step.
And sometimes I just stumble into them. They’re usually incredibly simple and have been right in front of me the whole time.
Here are the things I’ve done in 2016 that changed the game:
#1 – Reading a book every 2 weeks