Follow the wise words of Gary Keller…
Gary Keller, the Founder of Keller Williams Realty wrote a book titled, “The ONE Thing” which I am currently reading through.
In this book, he talks about finding the one thing which he describes as, “The one thing you can do such by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary”?
What is something that you can do right this second to achieve your goals in life?
For myself, it’s reading books.
I’ve wrote about this before, but until I graduated college, I was not a reader. The last time I read a book for my own benefit/pleasure was probably when I was in 6th grade. That was a long time ago!
Now, my new year’s resolution is going to be revolved around reading.
I have figured out just how important books are to breaking through walls.
Books contain a wealth of knowledge that is waiting to be tapped into. Books open new doors to solve problems. These doors might have been hidden from view before simply because you weren’t aware that there was another option.
You don’t know what you don’t know.
If you don’t know something exists, then how are you supposed to look for it?
This is why I believe books have become my one thing. They allow you to learn more about a topic that you’re interested in while also helping you branch your knowledge off into different directions.
In Gary Keller’s book, “The One Thing”, I was very much interested in learning more about how to reach my goals. Well, I was pleasantly surprised to find a lot of social psychology research being presented along with the answer to my original question. I had received the knowledge that I was seeking while also being presented with even more that supplemented my original question.
I’ll be bold and claim that books embrace the principles of compounding interest and apply it towards one’s knowledge. Well, after looking up compounding interest quotes on knowledge after writing my claim, it looks like Warren Buffet has already said something similar. So if you don’t believe me, believe him.
Regardless, my one thing is to read. With knowledge comes power. With power, I can help the world become a better place for myself, my family, and the good people that will come after me. Reading is the one thing I can do now that will make everything else become easier or unnecessary.
There’s a lot more to the one thing than what I speak of here, so I would highly suggest you go read it for yourself. The book is full of golden nuggets.
I’ll ask again before I leave, what’s your one thing?