I just finished a re-read of the book The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan.
This book dares you to define your #1 priority (in one area of life) and then do that “ONE Thing” for as much of the day as you possibly can.
How do you define your #1 priority? By asking yourself “What’s the ONE thing I can do such that by doing it, everything else will be easier or unnecessary?”
As a musician, I struggle with this question every day, all day long. What IS my one thing? There are so many of them. What’s my ONE thing for today? (Do I practice scales? Learn a new piece? Review something I already know? Do I transcribe something? Will any of this really make a difference in the long run?)