Its not often on a Saturday night that you have an opportune moment to connect with emerging individuals of potential that are reflecting on what is possible.
That happened to me by chance. I was packing some items in my car in prep for the next day and saw a student standing under the night sky.
We started chatting and it did not take long for us to start musing on a principle similar to Keller and Papasan, authors of the book ‘The one thing.’
Here are some parallels between what we discussed and what Keller et al share…
“When one thing, the right thing, is set in motion, it can topple many things. And that’s not all. In 1983, Lorne Whitehead wrote in the American Journal of Physics that he’d discovered that domino falls could not only topple many things, they could topple bigger things. He described how a single domino is capable of bringing down another domino that is actually 50 percent larger.”
Even in that conversation - mentally, a domino (of possibility and impossibility) was being toppled.
Not a bad conversation to have over a weekend. In fact, an important one.
Here is more from Keller…
“Goal Setting to the Now will get you there. By thinking through the filter of Goal Setting to the Now, you set a future goal and then methodically drill down to what you should be doing right now. It can be a little like a Russian matryoshka doll in that your ONE Thing “right now” is nested inside your ONE Thing today, which is nested inside your ONE Thing this week, which is nested inside your ONE Thing this month. . . . It’s how a small thing can actually build up to a big one. You’re lining up your dominoes….The key is over time. Success is built sequentially. It’s one thing at a time.”
Sometimes that one thing is as simple as a conversation.
Whether it’s a Saturday night or not.
Got any conversations on your own potential you could line up soon?
You’ll be amazed where those 'domino's' lead.
Topple them...one at a time.
p.s. when the elation or inspiration from a heartfelt conversation starts to wear off, remember your why. Then nudge a small 'domino' that takes a minute or less to topple.