The One Thing - The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
This is one of the best books that I have read this year so far. It puts a fresh spin on a lot of ideas I have already thought about and is very well laid out.
I could have made tonnes of notes as I listened to the book but I was usually running on a treadmill so it wasn't possible to do so, here are a few things I did manage to make a note of:
You don't need more discipline, you just need to direct it better.
In fact, you don't need discipline in order to get something done. You need the habit of doing that thing and just enough discipline to form the habit.
Habits have been empirically shown to take an average of 66 days to form but can take as little as 18 days and as many as 200 days depending on the complexity of the habit one is trying to form.
Success is about doing the right thing NOT about doing everything right.
Yes, you can multi-task but no one can actually multi-task well!
Will power. Those who can master it and are happy with delayed gratification achieve better results in life (see Walter Mischel study).
Efficiency is doing the right thing, effectiveness is doing the thing right.
By Heather Katsonga-Woodward
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