The ONE THING for today

One of the most important things you can do each day.

Quick, what were you wearing 15194 days ago?  Don’t know?  Neither does anyone else.  (By the way, you may have been wearing nothing, because you were not even born yet!)

I asked that question to demonstrate one of the most important things you should do each day, which is:

Determine what needs to be done “good enough” (virtually everything) and what needs to be done with “at the top of your game excellence” (which will only be a very few things) and…

…give those very few truly important things your very best effort.


  • At the end of your life, the number of things you did that really and truly matter and leave the biggest impact will be miniscule. 
  • At the end of this year, the things that will really matter about this year and that build a bridge to an ever better 2021 will be very, very few.
  • At the end of this month, this week, and today, the things that you accomplished that will give the greatest return on the air that God gives you to breathe, will be only a very few things. 

So why are you wasting time and energy on things that only need to be done good enough and not giving your best effort and most precious resources to those few things that truly deserve your at-the-top-of-your-game effort? 


The ONE THING for today: One of the most important things you should do each day is to compile a short list of the truly important things that you need to do and give those few things your very best effort.

By the way, I know exactly what I was wearing 15,194 days ago (I think I factored in the proper numbers of leap years).  I even know what Sonja was wearing. 

She was wearing a wedding dress and I was wearing a tuxedo, and trust me, it mattered big time what I was wearing on that particular day!  

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