One thing at a time

When you focus on just one thing at a time, without rushing or procrastinating, you cultivate a sense of timeless awareness that creates feelings of calm and well-being.

Deepak Chopra

It’s counter-intuitive. Doing one thing at a time seems like the long cut while doing multiple things simultaneously the short cut.

One of my beloved teachers once told me, the long cut is the short cut, and the short cut is the long cut.

As I experimented with that, I found he was right. When I do everything simultaneously, I poop out bits of unfinished creativity everywhere ending up questioning what to pick up next, and that becomes the story of my life: overwhelmed with nothing done. When I focus on one thing at a time, each thing gets done. One at a time. When I focus on one thing without feeling the weight of obligation or second-guesses, it gets done well, and I come out of it feeling like it was built from my heart.

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