The One Thing by Gary Keller

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Book : The one thing by Gary Keller
Author : Gary keller
 
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“Be like a postage stamp— stick to one thing until you get there.”

Chapter : The One Thing

Where Garry had huge success, I had narrowed my concentration to one thing, and where my success varied, my focus had too.
 
It’s realizing that extraordinary results are directly determined by how narrow you can make your focus.
 
The way to get the most out of your work and your life is to go as small as possible.
 
When you go as small as possible, you’ll be staring at one thing. And that’s the point.
 
Going small is a simple approach to extraordinary results, and it works. It works all the time, anywhere and on anything.

Chapter : The Domino Effect 

Each standing domino represents a small amount of potential energy; the more you line up, the more potential energy you’ve accumulated.
 
“Every great change starts like falling dominoes.”
 
So when you think about success, shoot for the moon. The moon is reachable if you prioritize everything and put all of your energy into accomplishing the most important thing.
 
The key is over time. Success is built sequentially. It’s one thing at a time.

Chapter : Success Leaves Clues

“It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world.” — Og Mandino
 
The list of businesses that have achieved extraordinary results through the power of the ONE Thing is endless.
 
When you get the ONE Thing, you begin to see the business world differently.
 
The ONE Thing is a dominant theme that shows up in different ways.
 
Look behind any story of extraordinary success and the ONE Thing is always there.
 
The ONE Thing shows up time and again in the lives of the successful because it’s a fundamental truth.“Be like a postage stamp— stick to one thing until you get there.”

Chapter : Everything Matters Equally

Equality is a lie.
 
Achievers Always Work From a Clear Sense of Priority.
 
Go small. Don’t focus on being busy; focus on being productive. Allow what matters most to drive your day.
 
Go extreme. Once you’ve figured out what actually matters, keep asking what matters most until there is only one thing left. That core activity goes at the top of your success list.
 
 Say no. Whether you say “later” or “never, ” the point is to say “not now” to anything else you could do until your most important work is done.
 
Doing the most important thing is always the most important thing.

Chapter : Multitasking

“Multitasking is merely the opportunity to screw up more than one thing at a time.”
 
It’s not that we have too little time to do all the things we need to do, it’s that we feel the need to do too many things in the time we have. So we double and triple up in the hope of getting everything done.
 
The more time you spend switched to another task, the less likely you are to get back to your original task. This is how loose ends pile up.
 
Multitaskers experience more life-reducing, happiness squelching stress.
 
Multitaskers make more mistakes than non-multitaskers. They often make poorer decisions because they favor new information over old, even if the older information is more valuable.
 
Why would we ever tolerate multitasking when we’re doing our most important work?

Chapter : A Disciplined Life

Success is actually a short race—a sprint fueled by discipline just long enough for habit to kick in and take over.
 
You can become successful with less discipline than you think, for one simple reason: success is about doing the right thing, not about doing everything right.
 
The trick to success is to choose the right habit and bring just enough discipline to establish it.
 
When you do the right thing, it can liberate you from having to monitor everything.
 
Don’t be a disciplined person. Be a person of powerful habits and use selected discipline to develop them.
 
Harness the power of selected discipline to build the right habit, and extraordinary results will find you.

Chapter : Willpower is Always on Win Call

Willpower is always on will-call is a lie.
 
Everyone accepts that limited resources must be managed, yet we fail to recognize that willpower is one of them.
 
Time your task. Do what matters most first each day when your willpower is strongest. Maximum strength willpower means maximum success.

Chapter : A Balanced Life

When you gamble with your time, you may be placing a bet you can’t cover.
 
To achieve an extraordinary result you must choose what matters most and give it all the time it demands.
 
When you act on your priority, you’ll automatically go out of balance, giving more time to one thing over another.

Chapter : Big is Bad

The only actions that become springboards to succeeding big are those informed by big thinking to begin with.
 
What you build today will either empower or restrict you tomorrow.
 
Only living big will let you experience your true life and work potential.
 
Don’t fear failure. It’s as much a part of your journey to extraordinary results as success. Adopt a growth mindset, and don’t be afraid of where it can take you.
 
Extraordinary results aren’t built solely on extraordinary results. They’re built on failure too. In fact, it would be accurate to say that we fail our way to success. When we fail, we stop, ask what we need to do to succeed, learn from our mistakes, and grow.
 
Don’t let small thinking cut your life down to size. Think big, aim high, act bold. And see just how big you can blow up your life.
 
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