William Liao

January 13, 2022

What's the one thing you should ship today?

It’s normal to sometimes be overwhelmed by the amount of information and potential courses of action in front of you. 

Having just started a new job recently and experiencing this right now, I’ve started to pose a question to myself every morning to help anchor the day’s activities: “what’s the one thing I should ship today?”.

This isn’t to suggest that I can only do one thing each day — of course not. But by posing this question, I am effectively forcing myself to a) identify early on what the most impactful and useful thing to do is and b) make sure it’s a priority. 

Whether it’s with work or other areas of your life, asking yourself this question can help transition you from feeling overwhelmed to feeling focused, reassured, and able to move forward.