Let’s Do ONE Thing Better

About a year ago, I was struck by a thought. I was reading a blog on productivity where the topic was something like, “38 Ways To Be More Productive At Work.”  I was about ten items into the list when I just stopped reading. I realized I couldn’t remember the first few items I had just read about.  If I couldn’t remember fewer than ten ways to be more productive at work, how was I supposed to remember thirty-eight?  And for that matter, why thirty-eight?  Why not ten? Or five? Or just one?

That’s when it hit me.  We are doing too much.