The One Thing is a process for:
The One Thing is a book, supported by training and resources, co-written by Gary Keller who is the founder and chairman of Keller Williams Realty, the world's largest real estate franchise, and a coach and keynote speaker.
Summary of Key Theme
5 Key Points
“The things which are most important don’t always scream the loudest.”
Without a clear sense of focus on the one big thing that we are working to achieve many things can feel urgent and important, and everything seems equal.
Activity and being busy is not the productive unless it is undertaken from a clear sense of priority.
"Achievers always work from a clear sense of priority."
"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."
According to Keller, research estimates that workers are interrupted every 11 minutes and then spend almost a third of their day recovering from these distractions. It is also estimated that you lose 28 percent of your average working day to ineffectiveness caused by multitasking.
When you switch from one task to another it causes a drag on your attention because you have to activate the steps for whatever it is you are switching to. This causes an "attention deficit".
"Multitasking involves task switching which exacts a cost you may not realize that you are paying."
is about doing the one right thing, not about doing everything right."
Success is fueled by discipline just long enough for the habit to kick in and take over.
The key to success is to choose the right habit and bring just enough discipline to establish it.
"Make doing what matters most a priority when your willpower is its highest."
If you want to get the most out of your day, do your one thing first thing, when your willpower is at its strongest.
"When big is believed to be bad, small thinking rules the day and big never sees the light of it."
No one knows their ultimate ceiling for achievement, so worrying about it is a waste of time.
When you allow yourself to accept that big is about who you can become, you look at it differently.
"The key to success isn’t in all the things we do but in the handful of things we do well."
Success comes down to being appropriate in the moments of your life.
you can honestly say, “This is where I’m meant to be right now, doing
exactly what I’m doing,” then all the amazing possibilities for your
life become possible.
Resources: Gary Keller's Free Resources
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