Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

“What’s the ONE Thing you can do this week such that by doing it everything else would be easier or unnecessary?”

One thing is one of the best books for productivity it’s has so many practical step which is really easy to follow. The trick to success is to choose the right habit and bring just enough discipline to establish it.

The key is over time. Success is built sequentially. It’s one thing at a time.


  • Going Small
  • The Domino Effect
  • 80/20
  • Time Blocking
  • Big Is Bad

Going Small

Going small is ignoring all the things you could do and doing what you should do. It’s recognizing that not all things matter equally and finding the things that matter most.

  • Life is about going small as possible
  • Going Small you will start by doing one thing and that’s the whole point.

The Domino Effect

You line them up and tip over the first one. So every day You line up your priorities anew, find the lead domino, and whack away at it until it falls. Everything reachable if you prioritize everything and put all of your energy into accomplishing the most important thing. Getting extraordinary results is all about creating a domino effect in your life.

  • Start by setting up your priorities
  • Today one thing at a time


The 80/20 Principle says the minority of your effort leads to the majority of your results.A small amount of causes creates most of the results. Selected effort creates almost all of the rewards.

  • If we believe things don’t matter equally, we must act accordingly.
  • That core activity goes at the top of your success list.

Time Blocking

Extraordinarily successful people launch their year by taking time out to plan their time off.So, go to your calendar and block off all the time you need to accomplish your ONE Thing. If it’s a onetime ONE Thing, block off the appropriate hours and days. If it’s a regular thing, block off the appropriate time every day so it becomes a habit.

  • Be creative when you can be and firm when you must.
  • Block time early in the day, and block big chunks of it

Big Is Bad

A big opportunity is better than a small one, but a small problem is better than a big one. Sometimes you want the biggest present under the tree and sometimes you want the smallest. Often Big and bad are no more tied together than small and good.

  • Thinking big is essential to extraordinary results.
  • Big gives you the best chance for extraordinary results today and tomorrow.

There are many things which you can learn from this books. Gary Keller and Jay Papsan had worked on many other books together.



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