The One Thing

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This article is inspired from the book – The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan. The book is pointed on one theme for success in life and in work and that is “The One thing“-“The one thing that is essential to focus and work on, on any given point of time”. Instead of dividing our time on multiple things and assuming that we are doing multi-tasking. We must narrow down the list of essentials tasks list to one task and focus on that on task only. You have limited will power and limited energy, so give all your will power and energy to that one most important thing only. This is only the key for success.

To focus on the one thing, you have to cut through the clutter, achieve better results in less time, build momentum towards your goal, reduce your stress, revive your energy and stay on track. The book is full of this wisdom and guide you the right path for your success in life and work.

Always focus on one things or task as a time.

“If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one” – Russian proverb

The One thing is the best approach to getting what you want. Go Small. Divide the big goal in small goals and focus on each goal one by one, every day. You get the success. Prepare your TO-DO list or Success-list. When you want the absolute best chance to succeed at anything you want, your approach should always be clear-Go small. “Going small” is ignoring all the things you could do and doing what you should do. It’s recognizing that not all things matter equally and finding the things that matter most.

Big success comes when we do a few things well.

The compound effect is the best help for accomplishing the big success by the help of the one things, by going as small as possible for a long time. You can see the changes in wealth creation, habit adaptation, life improvement, work promotions and in your happiness. The compound effect works everywhere. Just go as small as possible, and for a long time and in the right direction and work on few goals. You can not do or achieve everything in the world, just focus on few and your can get success there.

All the successful people and organizations have concentrated on one things only and they had made their fortunes in that one thing only. example- Microsoft, google, domino z, Intel etc. This companies are clear about their one thing and they had focused on that one thing only and had made a huge fortune. Remember, The success will take time, so be patience.

“It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world.” – Og Mandino

What is your one thing?- This is the question we all must ask to our-self. There can only be one most important thing. Many things may be important but only one can be the most important. And we need to find it and work only it. That is only the key of our success in life. If you are unable to find that one thing then you need a mentor, who can help you to find it. Search for your mentor for your life. Remember, no one can get success alone.

Success demands singleness of purpose. – Vince lombard

You have one life, limited time on earth, limited energy, limited will power. Focus on less. Identify your one thing. Remove useless things and people from your life. Save your limited time and invest in right things. Stop wasting the time, money and energy on useless things and people. In reality, we need very less to live a happy and beautiful life. Focus on the quality of your life. Not on the things accumulation. We must understand, in the first half of our life, we focus on adding thins but in the rest half life, we focus on removing things from our life, in the search of peace and happiness. So, stop adding unnecessary things and people to your life. You will be happy and left wit a lot of time.

Books are the best friend. Start reading books.

The one thing sits at the heart of success and is the starting point for achieving extraordinary results.

Some books for your reading:

  • The one thing – Gary Keller with Jay Papasan : The best book on success
  • The discovery of India – Jawaharlal Nehru : The best book on India history. This book help you to understand many Indian historical events and links between them.