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The one thing

  • Extraordinary results are directly determined by how narrow you can make your focus.
  • The way to get the most out of your work and your life is to go as small as possible.
  • When you go as small as possible, you’ ll be staring at one thing. And that’ s the point.
  • When you think about success, shoot for the moon(Aim big).
  • The moon is reachable if you prioritiz e everything and put all of your energy into accomplishing the most important thing.
  • No one succeeds alone. No one.
  • “Success demands singleness of purpose.”
  • Equality is a lie.
  • Knocking out a hundred tasks for whatever the reason is a poor substitute for doing even one task that’s meaningful.
  • . Not everything matters equally, and success isn’t a game won by whoever does the most. Yet that is exactly how most play it on a daily basis.
  • Achievers always work from a clear sense of priority.
  • The majority of what you want will come from the minority of what you do.
  • Go small. Don’t focus on being busy; focus on being productive.
  • Go extreme. Once you’ve figured out what actually matters, keep asking what matters most until there is only one thing left.
  • Say no. Whether you say “later” or “never, ” the point is to say “not now” to anything else you could do until your most important work is done.
  • When you try to do two things at once, you either can’t or won’t do either well.
  • Researchers estimate that workers are interrupted every 11 minutes and then spend almost a third of their day recovering from these distractions.
  • Multitasking doesn’t save time —it wastes time.
  • Contrary to what most people believe, success is not a marathon of disciplined action.
  • Success is actually a short race—a sprint fueled by discipline just long enough for habit to kick in and take over.
  • You don’t need to be a disciplined person to be successful.
  • You can become successful with less discipline than you think, for one simple reason: success is about doing the right thing, not about doing everything right.
  • The trick to success is to choose the right habit and bring just enough discipline to establish it.

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