39 Incredible Gary Keller Quotes

Gary Keller is an American author and real estate entrepreneur. As the co-founder and Chairman of Keller Williams Realty, Keller has shared much advice in his lifetime. As a New York Times bestseller, Keller has documented some of his best advice by taking pen to paper. Here is a look at some of the most memorable Gary Keller quotes.

“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.”

“All great achievements are the result of sustained focus over time—all of them.”

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

“Be like a postage stamp— stick to one thing until you get there.”

“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.”

“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.”

“If disproportionate results come from one activity, then you must give that one activity disproportionate time. ”

“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.”

“In the end, the best way to succeed is to go small. And when you go small, you say no – a lot. A lot more than you might have even considered before.”

“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.”
“Multitasking is a lie.”

“No matter how many to-dos you start with, you can always narrow it to one. Keep going. You can actually take 20 percent of the 20 percent of the 20 percent and continue until you get to the single most important thing.”

“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.”

“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 respect you show those who are no longer with you builds respect with those who are.”

“The road to success is always under construction.”

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

“There is magic in knocking down your most important domino day after day. All you have to do is avoid breaking the chain, one day at a time, until you generate a powerful new habit in your life.”

“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.”

“To ignite your life you must focus on ONE Thing long enough for it to catch fire.”

“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 can do two things at once, but you can’t focus effectively on two things at once.”

“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.”

Gary Keller participates in the One on One interview with Chris Smith as they discussed Keller Williams and its growth to becoming one of the largest real estate companies in the United States. Keller shares some of his secrets to success with Smith.

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