Apr 16, 2017

Finished Reading: The ONE thing

What is The ONE Thing you can do today such that by doing it everything else would be easier or unnecessary?

That is the ONE thing: focus on one single thing at the time, the most important one.

The ONE Thing is a book written by both Gary Keller and Jay Papasan, and published in 2013 by Bard Press.

The ONE Thing, I believe, in one way or another complements the content described in The Compound Effect. A lot of great takeaways:

  • Doing the most important thing is what matters.
  • Success is built over time, by always doing the most important things, same idea in The Compound Effect.
  • Personal life is the much more important than work.
  • Time spent on a task eventually beats talent, again, same idea in The Compound Effect
  • Do not be afraid of saying No
  • Time blocking in the morning, at least 4 hours to work on the most important thing at the time, uninterrupted.

Although I did not plan to read Ego is the enemy before The ONE Thing or The Compound Effect, I find interesting similar topics are covered, in one way or another, by all them, kind of like Great minds think alike.