One Thing A Day
I was having lunch with a couple of friends today and said words I hadn't heard in a while. These words were powerful agents at one point in my life and they are just as powerful today.

Do one thing a day.

A few years back I was trying to accomplish a goal while still maintaining my full-time job, raising kids, and trying to support my husband's professional goals at the same time. The goal I was trying to reach was very important to me but I just couldn't seem to make it happen. I had recently reunited with a friend from high school who was making some major transitions in her life at the same time and she shared these words with me.

Do just one thing each day and before you know it you have made significant progress.

The concept of one thing a day was so simple and yet so powerful. I was frustrated because I wasn't making progress; but, I wasn't making progress because I was missing out on the little things I could do to move my project forward. I wanted big progress so I oftentimes passed up the little opportunities to achieve something. Had I taken each of the little opportunities I had passed up previously I would have been much farther along in the process of fulfilling my goal.

This is a particularly powerful practice when it comes to completing your formal education. You can not complete an Accelerated RN to BSN degree you have never started; and you can't earn an RN salary if you aren't an RN. 

Do just one thing today -- begin the process of completing your nursing degree.

Do just one thing today -- visit and read about others who have completed their Associates Degree in Nursing online with the help of The College Network.

I finally reach my goal, and several others since then using the one thing a day approach and I know that you can do it too!


Comments for One Thing A Day

Name: Stefanie Kinsey
Time: Thursday, June 3, 2010

I love your post. No doubt, everyone has multiple conversations and priorities going on, competing agendas that come into play every time we make a choice about doing, buying, creating or interacting. The fact of the matter is we all have the same 24 hours. It does not matter if you are rich or poor, young or old. The real question is... "What will you do with your 24 hours?"

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