The Rule of One or Curly’s Law

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.

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