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Introduction: The One Thing

Extraordinary results are directly determined by how narrow you can make your focus.

One misconception held by most people is that success is reliant on going big—it is commonly believed that packing your calendar full of activities and a never-ending to-do list are required to achieve your goals. However, the exact opposite is true. When you go small and focus on the One Thing you need to do right now, you get closer and closer to success, one step at a time.

Focusing on one thing at a time will help you maximize the hours you have in a day by ensuring you do fewer things that have larger effects rather than many things that have smaller effects and more unwanted side effects. Remember, a single domino is capable of bringing down another domino that is 50% larger—so do things one by one and their positive effects on your life will become progressively bigger.

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