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Summary of The ONE Thing 

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Has it been tough trying to balance all of life’s events as they come at you? Have you tried a lot of methods and religiously followed different formulas guaranteed to ensure success but hit a brick wall? Your search for answers has brought you to this point and this will, in truth, change everything for you. This summary will enlighten you on how to find the one thing and how it will drive you to success. Gary Keller is recognized as one of the most influential leaders in the real estate industry. He won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and finalist for Inc. magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year. He has authored 3 nationally bestselling books that have also helped many small business owners and entrepreneurs find success. Jay Papasan is the president of Rellek Publishing. He has authored and co-authored numerous bestselling books with Gary. Jay regularly speaks at conventions and training events. He is a member of the Keller Williams University International Master Faculty. Gary Keller and Jay Papasan, co-founders of Keller Williams Realty International, in clear terms and rich knowledge borne out of experience take you on a journey to this one thing that will change your life positively. "It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in the world." ~ Og Mandi

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Success is built sequentially; it’s one thing at a time

There are a lot of people who are passionate about many things. They then try to be good at what they are passionate about. For example, a man can want to learn the guitar, play soccer, be a lecturer at a university, and at the same time be a chef. He wants to do all these because he is passionate about them. This man can do all those things in his lifetime, but he can’t do them all at once. And more importantly, he can’t excel in every field if he isn’t willing to invest time towards mastering them. This is the problem with many people. They spread themselves too thin by going after too many things at the same time. As a result, they end up not achieving much. If you want to make long term changes in your life, choose one thing and focus your energy on being phenomenal in that area.
Amazing results are directly dependent on how narrow you can make your focus.
This summary will open your eyes to the importance of simplifying your workload by focusing on the 1 most important task in any given project.
If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one. ~ Russian proverb

The “one thing” is the ultimate tool for achieving any goal you set

People often say the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step, but the journey to attaining that success you desire in your business or personal life begins with one thing.
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Beware of the obstacles that are capable of throwing you off the path of success


Your “one thing” is fueled by the positive habits that you form along the way


Purpose and curiosity are pivotal In achieving positive results


Discover the most significant thing in your life at every moment and work toward always getting it done


Productivity can transform your life on a large scale


When you find your “one thing,” stay committed to it for maximum results


You should always ensure that you avoid settling for less through your struggle to be productive



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