Chapter 1 of “The One Thing” by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

Chapter 1: “The One Thing”

“Finally, out of desperation, I went as small as I could possibly go and asked: ‘What’s the ONE thing you can do this week such by doing it everything else would be easier or unnecessary?’ And the most awesome thing happened.”

Gary Keller with Jay Papasan | The One Thing, Page 9

Gary tells a story of a time his life-coach helped him realize that if he were to just focus on ONE thing, instead of trying to gain control of many things at once, then he would be able to turn things around in his company. He then gave his employees only ONE objective per week rather than trying accomplishing several tasks and results skyrocketed. “Going small” and “getting to the heart of things…” will help make sure you are focusing on what matters most. When directing all of your attention to your one thing, you yield an extraordinary result, NOT several OK results. The next chapter explains why…

“Where I had huge success, I had narrowed my concentration to one thing, and where my success varied, my focus had too.”

Gary Keller with Jay Papasan | The One Thing, Page 9
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