For the past week or two, I’ve been reading the book “The One Thing” by Gary Keller.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book when I checked it out from the library aside from the fact that it kept showing up on Amazon and was recommended by a few people I admire.
From the first few pages, I knew that this was a book that needed to be read slowly. A book that has so much wisdom and that by flying through it, I was afraid that I would miss something important.
Today I was reading Chapter 10 called “the focusing question”. While I was already familiar with this concept, I wanted to share it with you because I loved the way that it is described in this book.
Clarity must come from us. It seems we must envision our own journey’s, make our own maps, and create our own compasses. To get the answers we week, we have to invent the right questions-and we’re left to devise our own. So how to you do this? How do you come up with uncommon questions that take you to uncommon answers?
You ask one question: the focusing Question
Anyone who dreams of an uncommon life eventually discovers there is no choice but to seek an uncommon approach to living it. The focusing question is that uncommon approach. In a world of no instructions, it becomes the simple formula for finding exceptional answers that lead to extraordinary results.
What’s the one thing I can do
such that by doing it
everything else will be easier or
Good question, right? Take a few minutes to close your eyes and really think about it.
You might not be able to do everything perfectly, or accomplish each task on your to-do list.
However, once you are able to identity your “one thing” the other things seem to become much simpler.
P.S. If you haven’t read the book, feel free to check it out here