Author: Gary Keller & Jay Papasan

In the world fully loaded with “weapons of mass distraction,” I gravitated to ‘The One Thing’ in hope to find some helpful tips on single-tasking and wasn’t disappointed.

I once admired people who said they were great at multitasking, and I used to think to myself that I would love to be good at multitasking, but the truth is I am happy I have never been good at multitasking, and now I found solace from realising that multitasking isn’t optimally effective anyway. Not only have I never been good at multi-tasking, my brain does not welcome it with open arms and it gets very evasive up there.

Anyhow, once I picked up this book I could not put it down until my ‘one task’ was complete. A book has a very clear structure and short chapters within 3 sections which allows any read to follow seamlessly through. The book also contains little exercises you can carry out to help engrain the principle of ‘one’ in you. Some parts of the book are also accompanied by simple illustrations, which some “right-brained” may find pleasing.

I recommend this book for those who, like me, suffer from a self-diagnosed level of attention disorder, like reading on productivity and want to get things done. This book helped me break down my “BIG hairy AUDACIOUS goals” into smaller ones that will help me get there. Not to mention, this book is actually highly motivational with a positive can-do tone.

Some of my underlines:

“When you spend the early hours energizing yourself, you get pulled through the rest of the day with little additional effort.”

“High achievement and extraordinary results require big energy.”

“You can’t please everyone, so don’t try it.”

“Highly successful people are clear about their role in the events of their life.”

“When you can see mastery as a path you go down rather than a destination you arrive at, it starts to feel accessible and attainable.”

“Block an hour each week to review your annual and monthly goals”

“Purpose without priority is powerless.”

“How we phrase the questions we ask ourselves determines the answers that eventually become our life.”

“Only living big will let you experience your true life and work potential.”

Happy reading… Feed the brain

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