The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary ResultsThe One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Excellent book for those feeling overwhelmed by all aspects of their life. With starting a new book, keeping up with a blog, teaching preschool, having small children and being a SAHM with a laundry pile and the never ending dirty dishes, my life is one of constant chaos. I go to bed exhausted wondering if I did anything productive. Reading this book has helped me find more direction and is not  focused only on the career aspect, like so many self-help books do, but one that can span into family, friend, spiritual, personal, and professional goals. The point of this book is to get you to focus on what is important and necessary, not on all the extra garbage you think you should do but what is the one thing that you need to do in each specific area of your life to make everything fall into place. There are so many distractions in every part of our life but if we can focus on one thing in each area of our life that moves us forward we will find success.
A few highlights I enjoyed from the book:
–   We are scared of becoming big so we avoid it, or unintentionally self sabotage.
–   We are scared of failure but the biggest regrets we will have in old age are the dreams we didn’t chase.
Gary Keller backs his ideas with research and gives examples of how to move forward with this ONE thing vision. It is not just a man’s idea but one that has been tested a time or two. I would highly recommend for any entrepreneur just starting out and for those who feel the are just surviving day to day but not living/loving life. This book was recommended by the Model Health Show Podcast, which if you don’t listen to, you should.

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