The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

byGary Keller
Rating 9.5 /10 Readability
Read Time 6 hrs Readible On
Published: 2013Read: June 13, 2015Pages: 240
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by Juvoni Beckford@juvoni

In The One Thing, you learn the art of prioritization and how to train your mind to connect one goal with the next over time until you know the most important thing to do right now. If you don’t have a goal in mind, great questions are a way to get you closer, by leading you to an excellent answer. The question you can start with is the focusing question: What’s the one thing I can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary? By finding your One thing, you can find the signal through the noise, achieve better results in less time, reduce stress by feeling less overwhelmed and more focused, better manage your energy and stay on track to finish what you’ve started.

Success is about doing the right thing, not about doing everything right. To get there, find your purpose by figuring out what drives you. Don’t focus on being busy, focus on being productive. Go all in on what matters to you, and say no, to defend your priority, everything else can wait.

Motivations to Read

Figuring out how to prioritize is very difficult and is becoming even harder in our heavily connected and distracted world. I had heard a number of good things about this book and also heard rave reviews from Tim Ferriss. I want to get better as focusing and reducing the complexity in my life.

3 Reasons to Read

  • Learn how to achieve better results in less time
  • Learn how to reduce distractions and focus better
  • Learn how to reduce stress, revive your energy and stay on track
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posted February 29, 2016

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