Learning from the book " The One Thing"

  • Don't do the best you can do but do it the best it can be done
  • Extraordinary results are directly determined by how narrow you can make your focus.
  • Extraordinarily successful people launch their year by taking time out to plan their time off. Why? They know they’ll need it and able to afford it.
  • One of the greatest thieves of productivity is the unwillingness to allow for chaos.
  • If disproportionate results come from one activity, then you must give that one activity disproportionate time.
  • Always ask yourself The Focusing Question : What's the ONE thing I can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?
  • The things which are most important don’t always scream the loudest.
  • Instead of a to-do list, you need a success list—a list that is purposefully created around extraordinary results
  • Willpower is like a fast-twitch muscle that gets tired and needs rest. It’s incredibly powerful, but it has no endurance.
  • Make peace with the idea that the pursuit of extraordinary results may require you to be out of balance for long periods.
  • The best way to protect your time blocks is to adopt the mindset that they can’t be moved.
  • These are my takeaways or learnings from the book, but it is advisable to read the book. You will love it and it is worth spending money and time on it.