35 Invaluable Quotes From The ONE Thing

Gary Keller is the proud co-founder of Keller Williams Realty is an author and real estate entrepreneur. His novel is dedicated to those that never seem to have enough time. Considered one of the most influential leaders in the real estate industry, Keller shares how to achieve maximum growth and profitability. Here is a look at some of the best quotes from ‘The One Thing.’

“A different result requires doing something different.”

“A life worth living might be measured in many ways, but the one way that stands above all others is living a life of no regrets.”

“Achievers operate differently. They have an eye for the essential. They pause just long enough to decide what matters and then allow what matters to drive their day. Achievers do sooner what others plan to do later and defer, perhaps indefinitely, what others do sooner. The difference isn’t in intent, but in right of way. Achievers always work from a clear sense of priority.”

“Anyone who dreams of an uncommon life eventually discovers there is no choice but to seek an uncommon approach to living it.”

“Buying into The ONE Thing becomes difficult because we’ve unfortunately bought into too many others—and more often than not those “other things” muddle our thinking, misguide our actions, and sidetrack our success.”

“Don’t let small thinking cut your life down to size. Think big, aim high, act bold. And see just how big you can blow up your life.”

“Even if you’re sure you can win, be careful that you can live with what you lose.”

“Extraordinary results happen only when you give the best you have to become the best you can be at your most important work.”

“I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all, to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.”

“Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling five balls. The balls are called work, family, health, friends, and integrity. And you’re keeping all of them in the air. But one day you finally come to understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls—family, health, friends, integrity—are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.”

“It is not that we have too little time to do all the things we need to do , it is that we feel the need to do too many things in the time we have.”

“Knocking out a hundred tasks for whatever the reason is a poor substitute for doing even one task that’s meaningful.”

“Lacking a clear formula for making decisions, we get reactive and fall back on familiar, comfortable ways to decide what to do. Pinballing through our day like a confused character in a B-horror movie, we end up running up the stairs instead of out the front door. The best decision gets traded for any decision.”

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

“Multitasking is a lie.”

“No one succeeds alone. No one.”

“Only actions that become springboards to succeeding big are those informed by big thinking to begin with.”

“People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the only ones who do.”

“Putting together a life of extraordinary results simply comes down to getting the most out of what you do, when what you do matters.”

“Success comes down to this: being appropriate in the moments of your life.”

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

“The key is over time. Success is built sequentially. It’s one thing at a time.”

“The key to success isn’t in all the things we do but in the handful of things we do well.”

“The path of mastering something is the combination of not only doing the best you can do at it, but also doing it the best it can be done.”

“The people we live with and work with on a daily basis deserve our full attention. When we give people segmented attention, piecemeal time, switching back and forth, the switching cost is higher than just the time involved. We end up damaging relationships.”

“The problem is we tend to act on what we believe even when what we believe isn’t anything we should.”

“The truth is that things don’t matter equally and success is found in doing what matters most.”

“They allow purpose to be the guiding force in determining the priority that drives their actions.”

“Think as big as you possibly can and base what you do, how you do it, and who you do it with on succeeding at that level. It just might take you more than your lifetime to run into the walls of a box this big.”

“To be financially wealthy you must have a purpose for your life. In other words, without purpose, you’ll never know when you have enough money, and you can never be financially wealthy.”

“We are kept from our goal, not by obstacles but by a clear path to a lesser goal.”

“When you allow yourself to accept that big is about who you can become, you look at it differently.”

“Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls– family, health, friends, integrity– are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.”

“You need to be doing fewer things for more effect instead of doing more things with side effects.”

“Your next step is simple. You are the first domino.”

Here is an interview directly with Gary Keller discussing his book ‘The One Thing.’ With more than 2 million books sold, Keller is the owner to one of the largest real state agencies in the world. He shares how he boosts his productivity and maximizes his time.

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