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Former basketball player and author of the business book The One Thing along with Jay Papasan.

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Gary Keller quotes

“A different result requires doing something different.”

Gary Keller The One Thing

“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.”

Gary Keller The One Thing

“Achievers always work from a clear sense of priority.”

Gary Keller The One Thing

“Allow purpose to be the guiding force in determining the priority that drives your actions.”

Gary Keller The One Thing

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

Gary Keller The One Thing

“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.”

Gary Keller The One Thing

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

Gary Keller The One Thing

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

Gary Keller The One Thing

“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.”

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“If everyone has the same number of hours in the day, why do some people seem to get so 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. It’s realizing that extraordinary results are directly determined by how narrow you can make your focus.”

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“If you want to get the most out of your day, do your most important work—your One Thing—early, before your willpower is drawn down. Since your self-control will be sapped throughout the day, use it when it’s at full strength on what matters most.”

Gary Keller The One Thing

“Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling five balls 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.”

Gary Keller The One Thing

“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.”

Gary Keller The One Thing

“It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world.”

Gary Keller The One Thing

“Make sure every day you do what matters most. When you know what matters most, everything makes sense. When you don’t know what matters most, anything makes sense.”

Gary Keller The One Thing

“Multitasking is a lie.”

Gary Keller The One Thing

“Not everything matters equally, and success isn’t a game won by whoever does the most. Yet that is exactly how most play it on a daily basis.”

Gary Keller The One Thing

“One of the most empowering moments of my life came when I realized that life is a question and how we live it is our answer.”

Gary Keller The One Thing

“Success demands singleness of purpose.”

Gary Keller The One Thing

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

Gary Keller The One Thing

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

Gary Keller The One Thing

“The majority of what you want will come from the minority of what you do.”

Gary Keller The One Thing

“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.”

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

Gary Keller The One Thing

“When people look back on their lives, it is the things they have not done that generate the greatest regret... People’s actions may be troublesome initially; it is their inactions that plague them most with long-term feelings of regret.”

Gary Keller The One Thing

“You can become successful with less discipline than you think, for one simple reason: success is about doing the right thing, not about doing everything right.”

Gary Keller The One Thing

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

Gary Keller The One Thing

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

Gary Keller The One Thing

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

Gary Keller The One Thing