Book numero ocho was The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan. This book emphasizes the virtue of focusing on what your most important task is each day, eliminating distractions, and how to succeed in business and life.
The One Thing states that by using a focusing question we can pinpoint exactly what we need to do NOW to bring us closer to our goals. The question is as follows;
"What's the ONE Thing I can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary? "
By asking ourselves this question each day we identify what should be our biggest priority. This task becomes our focus. Everything else takes a back seat until we complete it. By recognizing what we must accomplish each day we start a domino effect that will lead us to the next task. Day by day we build more and more momentum towards our weekly, monthly, annual, and life goals.
Too often distractions and menial tasks consume our time, lead us off our path, and slows our progress towards our ultimate goals. With proper focus we can avoid these pitfalls and reach the level achievement we hope for.