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The Focusing Question: How to Find Your ONE Thing

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The Question Is More Important Than The Answer

The best answers in the world have no value whatsoever if they belong to the wrong questions.

All of us have goals and desires, and to move towards them we look for answers. We fail to realize that the answers are not as important as the questions we can ask.

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  • Finding the right questions is not easy because we don’t know what we don’t know.
  • Goals don’t come with blueprints and even if they do, there is always a fitment issue as each life is unique.
  • We need to create a personal blueprint to map our life and work, moving us towar...

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The focusing question which is essentially a combination of the most important questions, goes like this: What is the one thing that I can do, so that by doing it, everything will be either easier or unnecessary?

This question looks at the smallest thing that will impact the bigge...

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Normally we think we are productive and working hard, but in reality, we may be just confused, busy doing urgent things on our to-do list that may not be important or impactful for our main goal.

The focusing question removes the clutter and makes us focus on the one thing that is...

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Many of our activities are unnecessary but we don’t know it. If instead of asking ourselves what is to be done, we change the question to what is that we can simplify, or subtract from our work.

This puts the focus on the essential activities while eliminating the ones whi...

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