In an age where most people are living or teetering on the edge of an adrenaline-fueled life that often feels like a blur, Gary Keller’s new book, The One Thing, is a breath of fresh air on the virtues of focus and becoming far more successful by spending your time on fewer things and doing what you do best.
Its message is simple: answer the following question, time block four hours/day to do what matters most and guard that time with all your might:
What ONE THING can I do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?
Note: your answer should be BIG and specific (e.g. if you know your business will grow 10% each year doing what you’re doing now, you would want to aim for something much grander – 25% or 100% to get you thinking beyond the obvious).
Once you have your priority established (yes, one priority not eight!), bring the question towards the present by asking yourself: Based on my goal, what’s the ONE THING I can do this year?