I've Been Reading "The ONE Thing"

Last Update: October 25, 2019

Don't ask me how I've managed to read while banging out blog posts but somehow I've managed to do so.

I've been reading "The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results" by Gary Keller, Jay Papasan

This is simply an outstanding read!

This book has helped me to readjust my thinking on what I give priority to.

What does "Big" mean to you?

Big stands for greatness—extraordinary results.

When you pursue a big life, you’re pursuing the greatest life you can possibly live.

I've noticed that most people will NEVER persue a BIG life.

They limit themselves in ways that are almost unimaginable.

Here are some facts I've noticed:

In order to live great, you have to think big.

You must be open to the possibility that your life and what you accomplish can become great.

If you are not open to that possibility, you life will be just as it is right now.

We place too many limits on ourselves.

Achievement and abundance aren't knocking at your door tomorow morning to rescue you.

They show up because they’re the natural outcomes of removing self-imposed limits.

We fear the wrong things.

We fear living a BIG life. That's terribly backwards

We don't fear mediocrity. We don't fear waste.

Tragically, we don't fear the lack of living to our fullest.

We work against ourselves.

When we fear big, we either consciously or subconsciously work against ourselves.

When we fear BIG, we fear the wrong thing!

Then we wonder why our lives stay the same and nothing ever seems to change.

We run toward lesser outcomes and opportunities.

Our normal way of life is to run toward lack and limitation while embracing a poverty mindset.

We simply find a way to run from the BIG opportunities.

The only solution is to absolutely face your fear by acknowledging it.

You will still have doubts...You just move past it.

Move. Past. The. Doubts.

My ONE thing is directly related to my business and Wealthy Affiliate.

I don't eliminate my doubts...I move past them.

All the while moving Forward...All the while failing Forward

You do this while thinking BIG.

Only living big will let you experience your true life and work potential.

The recommendation to go small is at the very heart of the book. It’s about focusing on one thing, rather than five or ten or fifty or a hundred.

Most of us spread ourselves too thin. The truth is, we have only so much time and energy available to us.

If we want the best chances of achieving something meaningful, we need to prioritize on ONE THING.

You Can Do This,

Talk Soon,


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HeidiAnders3 Premium
This is wonderful! I want a BIG life! I'm off now to take steps to make that happen! Thank you for the Saturday morning inspiration! Stay blessed, my friend!
H-Spinney Premium
Hello Heidi,

Thank you for your encouraging comments...

HeidiAnders3 Premium
Any time at all! The pleasure is all mine!
megawinner Premium
Do the right work every single lesson and create an online business that will obliterate all your financial woes!
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Hello mega winner,

You describe the perfect scenario!

Thanks for reading.

megawinner Premium
Thank you as well for the info.
Joes946 Premium
Howard, another great post. Yes, focus, focus. Think large!
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Hey Joes946,

Appreciate the comments...

Aussiemuso Premium
This is a great article Harold. It makes perfect sense that we should narrow our focus to should do to be successful. Life can be so full and trying to be good at everything is a recipe for failure.

Thanks for sharing, The ONE Thing.

H-Spinney Premium
Hello Lily,

Thank you for taking the time to read...

I could share the importance of the ONE thing!

Stanleycmng Premium
Yes, I read that too. In the old days, we call these focus on getting your priorities done.

Today, this title is great marketing. There is always ONE thing is is MOST important but there are other things you need to do to get that one thing DONE.

You put it into perspective by saying what are the “should do” on your list.

Often times, we struggle getting to the ONE thing...

What is the ONE thing your niche would respond to?

What is the ONE thing you need to do now?

What is the ONE article you need on your website?

What is the ONE product you should promote?

Great post, now back to my ONE thing!
H-Spinney Premium
Hey Stanleycmng,

Thank you for taking the time to read.

Too many of us focus on too many things at once and accomplish nothing...

Focusing on the ONE thing is a recipe for success!