The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Perhaps the thing I like most about this book is it resonates with truths I have found in many other places. Small and simple things bring about great changes, as pointed out in "Switch", "Small Move, Big Change", The Bible, The Book of Mormon, and countless other works I have read and viewed.
The simplicity and power of the ONE thing makes sense. But not just having the ONE thing, but having the vision and purposeful drive to achieve that thing. Feeding faith over fear, being purposeful rather than going for the natural, and seeking advice and insight from others are just a few ideas from this book that reaffirmed lessons I've gained before.
Often I attend meetings, embark on projects, or take on new jobs and then struggle to understand how to move forward with what I have. Choosing the ONE thing I can work on is better than none! With a habit of doing ONE thing and getting that takeaway each time will lead to an enormous amount of results.
What is my ONE takeaway for now? Mmm.
SIMPLIFY. That is it.
If I feel I am not "healthy" - what is the one thing I can do to improve? If I am not financially stable, than what is the one thing I can do to gain that stability back? Just this simple pattern of good questioning, will lead to good answering and great results. I hope that I will continue to maintain this way of thinking and realize the myths of things like chaos, multitasking, and balanced days.
This is a short read, and worth your while.
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I am a graduate student in Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University. I enjoy writing, hiking, and spending time with my family.