When browsing around over at Rebel Zen I came across Curly’s law. It is from the movie City Slickers. Jack Palance plays Curly (which gives him an Oscar for best supporting actor) and Billy Crystal plays Mitch.
Curly: Do you know what the secret of life is?
Curly: This. [holds up one finger]
Mitch: Your finger?
Curly: One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that and the rest don’t mean shit.
Mitch: But what is the “one thing?”
Curly: [smiles] That’s what you have to find out.
I remember that part from watching the movie many years ago. It stuck somewhere in my mind but did not make much impact at that time. Now when I am older and (hopefully) wiser I realize that Curly’s law makes a lot of sense and summarizes things nicely.
One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that and the rest don’t mean shit.
Just do one thing – see How to find your passion.
Do one thing at a time.
Do one thing at a time and be fully present – mindfulness.
This was originally posted at another (now extinct) blog of mine.