The ONE Thing,
the surprisingly simple truth
behind extraordinary results
by Gary Keller with Jay Papasan
While waiting in the airport last Sunday, I read the book of Gary Keller. In his book, The ONE Thing, he listed the simple steps, habits and truths of reaching our dream or goal without any regret like most of those who died before us.
Here is the summary:
20% of our effort yields 80% of the results we need to succeed. We write a TO DO list of say 10 and identify the 4 success list that will help us succeed and then narrow down our list to get the result we want. We allocate 4 hrs block of our time per day to achieve the results we want that will lead us to our monthly, yearly, and 5-yr goal. We protect this 4-hr block of time until it becomes a habit of getting the results we need one day at a time. We work on our goal 4 hr per day for 300days a year until 5 years later we achieve that ONE goal.
To be accountable to our goal, we seek reality, acknowledge reality, own it, find solution and get on with it. We do this by reporting to a mentor and friends who will pat us on the back for a job well done.
The following are lies that will NOT help us get to our one goal: everything matters equally, multitasking, a disciplined life, will power is always on will-call, a balanced life, and big is bad.
Extraordinary results happen when we live with purpose, priority, productivity to go to extreme to get what matters most.
The truth is to use focusing questions. The quality of any answer is directly determined by the quality of the question. How we phrase the questions we ask ourselves determines the answer that eventually becomes our life.
Adopt a growth mindset. Talk like a success, walk like a success and dress for success.
To honor my dream before I die, I will act on it each day to get the results that matters most to arrive at my dream one day at a time.
Being appropriate in the moments of your life.
Start with big stuff.
Habits of successful people decide their future.
Experience of others is the best place to start when looking for your answer. Success leaves clues.
Happiness happens on the way to fulfillment.
Purposeful approach leads us to breakthrough ways of no glass ceiling to what amount of money we set for ourselves before our retirement comes.
Time waits for no one. When we gamble with time, we may be placing a bet we cannot cover.
$200 saved for the future is big, but many of us would prefer the $100 now not knowing the great consequences of our actions today.
It is not late to put an effort, focus, accountability and passion to our One dream.
What is your big goal? How many hours a day do you spend to reach your big goal? Do you have a supporting environment to reach your big goal? Do you protect these blocks of time to reach your big goal?
Do you have friends to report to on your daily and weekly results to get what matters the most, your big goal?