I listened to Donald Miller interview Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism, today and heard a great tip about how you can find your “one thing” to do today.

Here it is:

Make a list of your top six things you want to get done today. It could be three things in your personal life and three in your business.

You should be looking at six things.

Now cross out the bottom five.

There you go!

Do that ONE thing on top of your list. Then if you have time left over do the next one.

Pretty simple, right?

For years I’ve wasted time on complicated productivity systems only to find myself still spinning my wheels.

So a practice like this is a big relief for someone like me. Not only does it make for more calm and peaceful days but it also helps you focus on those things that will have the biggest impact.

Try it out and see what you think.