The One Thing

Title: The One Thing

Recommendation: 9/10


Two months after reading this book I was *still* telling everyone about it.

Gary Keller argues that focusing on one thing is key to achieving extraordinary results.

Not always working more hours, but by getting more done in those hours. Not too little time, but rather trying to do too many things in the time we have.  

If you think about that, it’s really encouraging.

This does not come naturally as FOMO and various interests divide our attention. Gary introduces a helpful tool called the focusing question. “What is the one thing I can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?” Once answered, you ruthlessly execute until done.

Anything that comes before that one thing is a distraction. 


Willpower has a limited battery life. Be a maker in the morning and manager in the afternoon.

When our willpower runs out, we all revert to our default settings. What are your default settings?

When you know what matters most, everything makes sense. When you don’t know what matters most, anything makes sense. The best lives aren’t lived this way.

Focus is about saying no.

You become successful by doing the right thing, not by doing everything.

Photo by kevin turcios on Unsplash.

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