The Power of Singular Focus

We are in a series discussing and learning from the best-selling book, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results, written by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan. For your convenience, all articles in this series can be found by clicking here.

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Author Gary Keller relates a true story, from one point in his career, of stepping down as CEO so that he could make finding fourteen key people to fill critical positions in the organization his “singular focus.”

 

Keller accomplished this highest priority and singular focus, and writes about the remarkable outcome:

 

“Within three years, we began a period of sustained growth that averaged 40 percent year-over-year for almost a decade. We grew from a regional player to an international contender. Extraordinary success showed up, and we never looked back.”

 

This is a superb true-life example of the power of focusing on the ONE thing that is most critical to achieving your highest personal or professional priority.

 

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

 

Answer this critical question – this week and every week – and then MAINTAIN A SINGULAR FOCUS UNTIL THAT ONE THING IS ACCOMPLISHED!

 

This high-impact advice and habit will revolutionize your life, your success and your leadership.

 

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The ONE Thing can be purchased anywhere bestselling books are sold – I encourage you to buy a copy and follow along as we continue our study next week!

 

 

 

 

 

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