The One Thing Summary | Rystandard

  • According to research, a domino has an ability to push another domino, which is fifty percent larger than the earlier one. If you place a domino in alignment and each time the size of the domino is double then the previous time. Pushing the first domino will fall towards other and this way the next domino will also fall towards its other side. Likewise, habits work in similar ways. We start with little and with time it will grow up.
  • Success is defined by sequential steps we take over time, not the simultaneous steps. The one who accumulate extraordinary wealth, knowledge, and skill. They learn it over time.
  • If you see everything important in a job and trying to carry out all the tasks. This action will distract you from the vital task. Making yourself busy will also distract you and you will end up with stress.
  • A to-do list has its own advantage but it also has its backside. The to-do list tries to focus on everything and take you everywhere. Instead of, making the to-do list, make a success list that leads you in one particular direction.
  • Going small is the simple approach to reach your goals. If you try to do many things. They will bring crap with them, and the wider you distribute your focus, the less chance to focus on priority. Distributing focus will also drag you away from your friends and family.
  • A computer does not do multi-tasking. It switch’s CPU resources from one task to another until both the job have been carried out. You can do multi-tasking such as watching television and eating food, walking and talking. But, you cannot do multi-focus. Even, doing multi-tasking will also dilute your effort.
  • Doing multi-tasking consume more brain power because each time we switch to the previous task from the task at hand. Our brain consumes more power to re-orient the previous data. Even, the folk does multi-tasking makes more mistake and reduce their ability to make quality decisions than the folk who do not. Multi-tasking also reduces your ability to handle stress.
  • Hold your discipline long enough to make a habit. Once a habit is created it becomes your routine. Generally speaking, it takes 21 days to 250 days to build a habit.
  • Willpower has a limited battery life. Though, you can recharge at downtime. It is limited and renewable energy. Each morning you woke up, you had a battery of charged willpower. However, it keeps depleting throughout the day. To become productive, schedule and all your vital task in the morning. The willpower is like a muscle the more we use it the less we have. If you use it once throughout the day then you cannot use it twice for another task.
  • To perform your best and become unbeatable. You must feed your mind with the quality of food that elevates willpower. The food contains complex carbohydrates and protein. When your willpower becomes low, you will reach to your default setting (habit).
  • Five factors that boost your happiness are: positive pleasure and emotion, achievement in life, relationships with other, and engagement with work.
  • Extraordinary folk spends their time out once or twice a year to become relax, recharge, and more productive. Folk knew everything need rest to work better. Spending time out also help them to plan their time.
  • Block your time at least one hour each week to check your annual and monthly goals.
  • To produce more in less time and to avoid distractions,check these golden points: find a place where no one will distract you, do not leave your working desk until the work is completed, turn off all internet distractions, tell your buddy when you are going to available, make regular appointment with yourself, and at last, make big chunk of time to focus on your project.
  • There may be many vital things in your job. But, the one thing that matters most will define your success. All the well-established industries know their one thing.
  • “Kids were offered one of three treats—a pretzel, a cookie, or the now infamous marshmallow. The child was told that the researcher had to step away, and if he could wait 15 minutes until the researcher returned, he’d be awarded a second treat.
    Children who had successfully waited for the second treat seemed to be doing better. A lot better.
    Success in the experiment predicted higher general academic achievement, SAT test scores that were on average 210 points higher, higher feelings of self-worth, and better stress management. On the other hand, ‘low delayers’ were 30 percent more likely to be overweight and later suffered higher rates of drug addiction. When your mother told you ‘all good things come to those who wait,’ she wasn’t kidding.”
  • “Research backs this up. In three separate studies, psychologists observed 262 students to see the impact of visualization on outcomes. The students were asked to visualize in one of two ways: Those in one group were told to visualize the outcome (like getting an “A” on an exam) and the others were asked to visualize the process needed to achieve the desired outcome (like all of the study sessions needed to earn that “A” on the exam).
    In the end, students who visualized the process performed better across the board—they studied earlier and more frequently and earned higher grades than those who simply visualized the outcome.”
  • “The four thieves of productivity: Inability to Say “No”, Fear of Chaos, Poor Health Habits, Environment Doesn’t Support Your Goals.”
  • “There is an undeniable connection between what you do and what you get. Actions determine outcomes, and outcomes inform actions.”


  1. Begin your day with prayer or meditation for at least fifteen minutes to increase spiritual power.
  2. Eat healthy and exercise thirty minutes a day will boost your physical power.
  3. Setting goals and making a plan to carry out will increase mental energy.
  4. Make a big chunk of time (least 2-4 hours) and work continuously, without distraction to increase business energy.
  5. Laughing with the loved ones will also boost emotional energy.


I am Rahul Ratnakar. I had completed engineering in this year. Sooner I found my passion of reading self-help books. So, I compose this place, to educate others through the knowledge and wisdom of a mentor.

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