The ONE Thing Book Summary (PDF) by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

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Why This Book Matters:

The ONE Thing teaches readers to focus their time and energy on what truly matters.

The Big Takeaways:

  1. If you only think on a small scale, you are only preventing yourself.
    1. If To have grand results, we must first think on a grand scale.
  2. Not everything you need to do has the same weight.
    1. Start your to-do list with the most important things.
  3. To live a life of discipline, you must learn to form good habits.
    1. Sprinkling good habits throughout your routine helps create a backbone for your routine that mimics discipline without having to possess strict control.
  4. Don’t try to do everything at once.
    1. The ability to multi-task is ill-informed and prevents you from doing your best at everything. Give it up.
  5. Don’t shy away from the word “no.”
    1. Not everything deserves your attention; learn to say “no” when things don’t contribute to your big picture.

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