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#134, The ONE Thing - The surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results

Written by Gary Keller, published by Bard Press in 2012, this book contains 239 pages.

SUMMARY: As a russian proverb says, you will not catch either one. We want fewer distractions and less on your plate. The daily barrage of emails, texts, tweets, messages, and meetings distract you and stress you out. You want more productivity from your work, more income for a better lifestyle, more satisfaction from life, and more time for yourself. The ONE THING will teach you how to cut through the clutter, achieve better results in less time, build momentum, and dial down the stress. It teaches a tool of managing purpose, priority, and activities.

REVIEW: I liked the book Kiss your BUT goodbye, and I love this book. It is very practical, written very cleverly, and typeset stylishly. It preaches one simple idea: where I would have huge success, i had to narrow my concentration to one thing. Extraordinary results are directly determined by how narrow you can make your focus. It is a great book for anyone who is talented but must struggle with distractions and many varied interest. It tells you simply, you can not catch either one. You must decide which one to catch. The authors built a smart website, and also include youtube style video trailers for the book. The book is full of smart proverb and wisdom, and waste no time talking nonsense.

Initial review by: Chang Liu

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Table of contents:

1. The lies - they mislead and derails us Everything matters equally Multitasking A disciplined life Willpower is always on will call A balanced life Big is bad 2. The truth - path to productivity The focusing question The success habit The path to great answers 3. Extraordinary results Live with purpose Live by priority Live for productivity The three commitments The four thieves

Another excerpt: The four thieves to focus: 1. Inability to say no 2. Fear of chaos 3. Poor health habits 4. Environment does not support your goal

Another excerpt: Three commitments to one thing: 1. Follow the path to mastery 2. Move from E to P. The path to mastering is not doing the best you can do with it, but doing it the best it can be done. 3. Live the accountability cycle

A proverb from this book: Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it. George Halas

A proverb from this book: You will not catch either one. Russian proverb.

A proverb from this book: Focus is a matter of deciding what things you are not going to do. John Carmack

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