“The ONE Thing” is December’s Athletic Bookworms Pick
This month’s Athletic Bookworms pick is one that I chose because in December, the tendency — at least for me — is to write a laundry list of New Year’s Resolutions that’s so extensive that the odds of me keeping them is slim to none. In recent years, I started opting for blanket one-word resolutions, which has gone a long way to helping with that, but I wanted to get even more clear about my area of focus for 2019. Enter: The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan.
Greg Keller is a real estate salesman who went from a small company to co-owning Keller Williams, and he credits his business success to his focus on ONE thing at a time. The book has gone on to be a huge bestseller, and while I’m having some issues with the idea of one thing, I love a lot of the points that he makes. Similar to The Motivation Manifesto, this has to be read with a grain of salt, but it is really good food for thought as we enter the new year with big plans for our training and our lives and work.
About the book: YOU WANT LESS. You want fewer distractions and less on your plate. The daily barrage of e-mails, texts, tweets, messages, and meetings distract you and stress you out. The simultaneous demands of work and family are taking a toll. And what’s the cost? Second-rate work, missed deadlines, smaller paychecks, fewer promotions–and lots of stress. AND YOU WANT MORE. You want more productivity from your work. More income for a better lifestyle. You want more satisfaction from life, and more time for yourself, your family, and your friends. Now you can have both, less and more. In The ONE Thing, you’ll learn to * cut through the clutter * achieve better results in less time * build momentum toward your goal * dial down the stress * overcome that overwhelmed feeling * revive your energy * stay on track * master what matters to you The ONE Thing delivers extraordinary results in every area of your life–work, personal, family, and spiritual.