Saturday, July 16, 2016

Going Small [Summer part 3]

From the book, The One Thing, By Gary Keller. 

"If everyone has the same number of hours in a day, why do some people seem to get much more done than others? How do they do more, achieve more, earn more, have more?

If time is the currency of achievement, then why are some able to cash in their allotment for more chips than others?

The answer is they make getting to the heart of things the heart of their approach. 
They go small..rather than going big like everyone has been taught since they were little. 

Going small is ignoring all the things you could do and doing what you should do. It’s recognizing that not all things matter equally and finding the things that matter the most. It’s a tighter way to connect what you do with what you want. It’s realizing that extraordinary results are directly determined by how narrow you can make your focus. 

The way to get the most of of your work and your life is to go as small as possible. Most people think just the opposite. They think big success is time consuming and complicated. As as result, their calendars and to-do lists become overload and overwhelming. 

Success starts to feel out of reach, so they settle for less. Unaware that big success comes when we do a few things well, they get lost trying to do too much and in the end accomplish too little. Over time they lower their dreams, and allow their goals get small. 

You have only so much time and energy, so when you spread yourself out, you end up spread thin. You want your achievements to add up, but that actually takes subtraction, not addition. 

You need to be doing fewer things for more effect instead of doing more things with side effects. 
The problem with trying to do too much is that even if it works, adding more to your work and your life without cutting anything brings a lot of bad with it: missed deadlines, disappointing results, high stress, long hours, poor diet, no get the picture. 

Going small is a simple approach to extraordinary results and it works. why? Because it has only one purpose-to ultimately get you to the point.

When you go as small as possible, you'll be staring at the ONE thing. And thats the point."