Hello friends, in today’s article, we see the One thing Book summary. this is one of the books that help you to decide what to do in life when you have many choices. so let’s see the bestseller book summary.
The One Thing:-
Do you know Warren Buffett, do you know bill gates, they are famous and we all know because of their one thing. by observing these all things, the co-founder of a real estate company in the USA Gary Keller wrote a book ” the One Thing ” with their vice president Jay Papasan and observed that today, popular companies and people of the world are successful only because of one thing.
And they had an awareness of limited time to learn new things. but one work is enough to learn and become a master in it.
The author was aware that competition in the market wouldn’t let them be the best in everything, but you can be an expert in one thing.
We recognize Mark Zuckerberg as the most successful entrepreneur in the world. Because he focused only on FACEBOOK and because of Facebook, he become the 5th richest person in the world. so do you know, what is that one thing for you?
If not, then let’s know!
1) the first is, to understand the Domino Effect:- The One Thing Book Summary
A single domino has the power to topple a domino 50% larger than itself. If you keep many Dominos in a geometric progression by starting from 2 inches of Domino. Then the 18th Domino will fall by toppling that 2 inches domino, its height will be equal to the leaning tower of pisa.
And If the 23rd Domino will fall, its height will be equal to the Eiffel tower and, if the 57th Domino will fall, then its height will be equal to the distance of the earth to the Moon.
That is, the 1st Domino has the power to topple the last Domino which is a million times bigger than it’s called Domino Effect. (The One Thing Book Summary)
We should set our goal on the principle of this Domino Effect. Let me give you an example, I have to read 2000 books in a day, I will call it my someday goal.
If I compare this someday goal with the last 57th Domino, then it’ll be my last and biggest domino which I want to topple.
so, to topple the bigger domino, I’ve to topple the smallest domino at first. that is, my someday goal reaches the right now goal by passing daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly goals.
Which is equal to the first Domino Which is 2 inches. If I will start reading a paragram of the book from now, then I’ll be able to read 2000 books someday to topple.
The domino of 2000 books, I have to topple the 1st paragraph of the book right now. The research was done by the Psychologist. The two groups of students were made.
One Group was said to visualize the direct outcome for scoring an A Grade on the Exam, which means, they were said to visualize things like what to read and how many lectures need to attend, and in the end, scientists get a conclusion.
The performance was the best of the group who visualized the process compared to the who visualized the direct outcome.
so the final conclusion that comes out from the Domino effect is that. You should divide the processes of your goals by visualizing them into small parts. and start from the smallest part of right now.
Because success gets built sequentially, you’ve to be a multimillionaire at first to become a billionaire and before that, you will have to become a millionaire.
2) The 2nd is, Multitasking is a Lie:- The One Thing Book Summary
If someday says to you that he can multitask then he is lying. Because nobody can multitask, not even the computer.
The work of multitasking has come from the computer. which switches from one work to another very fast, and we think, that it is doing two works at once. But actually, computers also don’t multitask.
Juggling is also an illusion. the observer thinks that he is spinning 3 balls at once, but in reality, he does toss by catching one ball. and he completes this work very fast that we think, he is spinning all 3 balls at once.
Multitasking is neither efficient nor effective that’s why instead of multitasking you focus your mind on only one thing through which that work will be completed effectively in less time compared to multitasking.
3) The 3rd Principle:- Willpower is limited
The author says that our willpower is like the battery of a mobile phone. which gets discharged by the evening after being fully charged in the morning. that’s why we should complete our most important work in the morning.
As electricity is needed to charge the battery of a mobile phone. Similarly, we need good thoughts to recharge our willpower.
That’s why you feel more energetic after watching motivational videos or reading books because then your willpower gets recharged.
Mostly, people complain that they are able to stay motivated barely for 1 to 2 days, and again they get back to normal because the battery of a phone isn’t able to stay charged for 1 to 2 days. that too is needed to be charged 1 to 2 times in a day according to the user. (The One Thing Book Summary)
that’s why the author says, whenever you have willpower, then you should start the work as soon as possible. otherwise, it goes waste for no reason.
Now you’ll think that you would’ve many works to do then which one to choose at first? then there is 4th point for it.
4) Convert the to-do list into One thing:-
Everybody creates a to-do list, but you’ve to do something different in that you’re to apply the 80/20 principle to it. Because everybody knows that we get 80% of our results from 20% of work.
so you’ve to make a list of that 20% of work by defining it from the to-do list. which we will call a success list, and I this success lists if you’ll apply the 80/20 principle one more time. then you’ll find only one work in the end. which will be your ” the One Thing. “
It doesn’t matter how big your to-do list is by using the 80/20 principle, you can convert it into one thing, and you have to complete it first.
Vince Lombardi has said that ” Success demands singleness of purpose ” and it can be possible when you’ll ask yourself a question by yourself every day that,
” What’s the one thing I can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary.”
that is what is the one thing, by which everything will become easy or unnecessary by doing that thing.
If you’ll start your work every day with thing questions. then you’ll observe the improvement in the quality and effectiveness of your work.
so, I’ll highly recommend you read this book by adding it to your personal library.
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