Episode 237: Losing 100 Pounds & Eliminating $551K in Debt – ONE Habit at a Time

The path to getting everything you want starts with getting one thing at a time.

But there are so many things that we want in our lives, and when we view all the things that we need to do, it can be overwhelming. However, when we start living The ONE Thing, we learn to view that overwhelming list of things to do as dominos, line them up, and knock the first one over. The secret to living The ONE Thing is to think big, go small, and trust that the dominos will fall.

Matt Plumer has an amazing story that will show you how simple it can be. At one point in his life, he found himself weighing 300 pounds with a drinking problem, a gambling problem, a smoking problem, and a marriage was on the brink of collapse. Today, he has lost over 100 pounds, gotten a hold of his addictions, paid off $500,000 worth of debt, and reinvigorated his relationship. And in this episode, we’re going to walk through how making so much change started with just ONE simple thing.

The ONE Thing to take away from this episode:

You’re never more than five years away from the change you want. Chances are, if you look back five years, there was something you wanted to change then too. The reason that challenge still exists today is because you didn’t have the structure or support in place to help you take ownership over your time and take deliberate steps towards a defined goal.

We want to offer you that structure and support.

That’s why we are launching a new 66-day community challenge. While the vast majority of people who have gone on a 66-day challenge have failed, 78% of the people who participated in our last community challenge succeeded. The difference between failure and success, for many of us, is a community to offer support along the way. If you’d like to join us on a 66-day challenge, you can visit the1thing.com/habits.

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LINKS & TOOLS FROM THIS EPISODE

Awesome, free resources for you!

My 66-Day Challenge Calendar

Discover how to form your first power habit with the 66-Day Challenge Calendar

The ONE Thing

The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results By Gary Keller and Jay Papasan (Hard Cover)

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