When I wrote to you a few days ago, I asked you about the one habit that can change (it for) you. This reminded me of the book ‘The One Thing’ by Gary Keller that I read a few years ago.
Counter intuitive at first, it actually made a lot of sense to me later. And that prompted me to share this excerpt from the book:
“If everyone has the same number of hours in the day, why do some people seem to get so much more done than others? How do they do more, achieve more, earn more, have more? If time is the currency of achievement, then why are some able to cash in their allotment for more chips than others?
The answer is they make getting to the heart of things the heart of their approach. They go 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. It’s a tighter way to connect what you do with what you want. It’s realizing that extraordinary results are directly determined by how narrow you can make your focus.”
― Gary Keller, The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
Do that one most important thing, with a strong focus, at a time. Other things take a back-seat, and are just managed at threshold level till that one thing works out.
What’s the one thing you can do now – the one thing that would make most other things either easier or redundant?
About the author: Deekshant has sleep-walked through several 100 and 99.9 %iles in practically every section of the CAT. That he is a cricket fan and he writes okay is evident from most of his posts. 1000s of our students swear that he can motivate almost anyone to double his/her percentile through very simple yet powerful inputs. And that’s why every MBAGuru student has direct access to him via mail and Telegram. Oddly, he somehow also finds the time to write songs professionally. And yes … almost missed this … he is an alumnus of IIT Delhi & IIM Cal