You know this truth. You’ve probably been told a million times one thing that will help you elevate your success, but until the message comes along at the right time in your life, it’s not acted upon. I feel that way with The One Thing. Sure, I know, and employ, this principle for the most part, but after re-reading this magnificent book by Gary Keller, it all finally clicked into place. There’s a lot of big ideas packed in the little adage of “going small.” Exploring deeply the things you could do versus those things you should do, helps identify the one little thing that matters most.
If you’ve ever felt as if you are just plain burnt from spinning your wheels in so many directions, this should resonate with you.
There will be time and space for all the things, but only when the one little thing is prioritized. From that comes the greatest return.
“You need to be doing fewer things for more effect instead of doing more things with side effects.”
Keller shares the power of “one” by detailing how individuals, leaders and organizations have achieved extraordinary results through focusing on one thing over time. He demonstrates through case studies and real-time examples how “the one thing” shows up time and gain in the lives of successful people because they know this to be the fundamental truth. Yet, this doesn’t mean everything else will be ignored. Rather, it’s all about re-aligning priorities and time spent and pushing yourself toward the “should” so that your dreams are finally realized without regret.
On the flip side, he also shares with brutal honesty the “six lies” that stand between you and success.
When you deeply examine this list through their related chapters, enlightenment dawns. The answer is obvious if you are ready to face it. You can reverse the effects of spinning and at last step into the success space. But while simple, it’s not always easy. It requires a bold push out of your comfort zone and on to “the one thing” that will get you there.
This is a must-read for anyone who wants more from their career, business and hey, in life.