How To Get Things Done

#359 Find answers to the ONE thing

A while ago I came across the book “The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results” by Gary Keller. Today I decided to re-read the whole book, and find answers to the ultimate question in the book:

“What’s the ONE thing I can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?” — Gary Keller

By asking this question about every single thing about life I found some answers. About relationships, business, finances, health etc.

How to do it

Gary Keller means that you should think big & specific with your answers. If you want to become a better writer, then find out what the best writer’s do.

After your research, go beyond what they do and aim bigger. In this way, you will push yourself to learn & achieve more. Also, remember to be specific about the time frame.

For example, a goal can be to “Write 1 000 words each day for 3 weeks”. In this way, you know what one thing will make you a better writer.


After some hours of researching & thinking. I really started to see how powerful this question is. Why? It makes you become really practical with achieving your goals.

This question works both on the bigger picture & in the moment. In this way, you will find the most important thing to do right now, in order to reach your bigger why.

Your challenge

“What’s the one thing I can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?” — Gary Keller

Ask yourself the question above & find an answer to a problem you have in your life at the moment.

Originally published at Johan Rosén.

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