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The One Thing – an epiphany

I have finished reading The One Thing by Gary Keller. This is a book you shouldn’t leave behind.

I recognized my journey from reading it.

Where I’d had huge success, I had narrowed my concentration to one thing, and where my success varied, my focus had too.

That’s exactly it. I’ve been creating habits for a long time, but my focus was always on many things. That’s why reading The One Thing was an epiphany, a book that really struck a chord with me.

Extraordinary results are directly determined by how narrow you can make your focus.


You can get started any time. It’s never too late.

Start out by creating a good definition of success, then plan for it and start tracking your progress.

Success is actually a short race – a sprint fueled by discipline just long enough for habit to kick in and take over.

This is not the first time I’ve written about focus, it’s been a theme during the years. Here are four articles you might want to read next:

2 responses to “The One Thing – an epiphany”

  1. Craig McBren says:

    Hi Jens,

    One of the reasons I started The Art of Breaking Out site was to help clarify my definition of success at this stage of my life. And with podcasts and everything else attached to it I must focus each and every day because I do have another business to run 😉

    Will check out The One Thing.

    It’s been a while and I love the minimalist look of this place.

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