The ONE Thing – Gary Keller
My notes from the bestseller book The ONE Thing by Gary Keller, which I marked as favorite and rated 5/5 on my Shelfari account:
Go small by ignoring things you could do, and doing things you should do.
To do things at once is to do neither.
Habits are hard to only in the beginning.
Discipline over 66 days equals habit.
Do what mathers most first each morning when your willpower is strongest.
Nothing ever achieved absolute balance. A balanced life is a lie. Time on one thing means time off on another.
When you're supposed to be working – work. When you're supposed to be playing – play.
Don't be afraid to fail! See it as part of your learning process and keep striving for your true potential.
Don't let small things cut your life down to size. Think big, be bold, aim high and see just how big you can blow up your life.
The key to success is not in all the things that we do, but in the few things that we do well.
Judge a man by his questions, rather than his answers.
Asking questions improves learning and performance by 150%.
What's the one thing I can do, such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?
Writing down your goals makes it 35.9% more likely to accomplish them.
Time block your time off, your one thing, and your planning time.
Nobody whoever gave his best regretted it.
Time on a task overtime eventually beats talent every time.
If the people know how hard I had to work to gain my mastery it wouldn't seem wonderful at all - Michelangelo
Meditate and pray. Eat right. Exercise. Sleep. Hug. Kiss. Love. Set goals. Plan. Timeblock your one thing.
Hang out with people who seek achievements.
20 years from now you'll be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the things you did to do.
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