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Write them down

Write them down

The first step is to simply write all of your interests on a sheet of paper. Trust me this will work, because it did for me.

Now imagine a day in your ideal future. Imagine the things you would be doing on that day and write them down to.

Now remove everything from your interests list that doesn’t match with your future ideal day. The leftover interests are the ones you need to focus on. Using this method, I’m now focusing on only 4 of my interests.


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Sort them out

Now sort all of your remaining interests by priority. The most important one should be the first one.

Ask yourself, “What’s the One Thing I can do everyday for the rest of my life such that it gives me the most amount of happiness?”. The answer you get is your main interest.


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Bin’s Law

Bin’s Law

I call it the 5–2–1–0 hour rule, or in short, the Bin’s law.

  • 5 hours for your main interest
  • 2 hours for a side hobby ( like a writing habit )
  • 1 hour dedicated to learning something of your interests
  • 0 hours means to pursue something in your free time that doesn’t have much benefits but you would like to do it for your curiosity


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Changing Interests

Changing Interests

Now you don’t want to change your main interest, because you set it as your main interest as it made you happy.

Replace the 2 hours, 1 hour and the 0 hours interests as you like. Change them as many times as you like. It won’t affect you at all.

This way you achieve mastery in One Thing and satisfy your desire to learn everything.


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After watching so many professionals being expert at their fields, you would also want to be an expert in all the fields.

If you really want to master something besides your main One Thing, then try to do it in the 2 hour period.

After a week or two, you’ll realize that you don’t want to master it and that desire will go away.


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That's it

That's pretty much it. 

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I used to have an identity crisis every single day. I wanted mastery in every field, but achieved in none. Then I started journaling, and I finally figured out a system to do multiple things I love and achieve mastery in one.

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