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The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

2017-02-22 10:30:09

★★★☆☆

这本书略「鸡汤」,而且比较啰嗦,如果赶时间,可以直接看每章后面的 ‘Big Ideas’。

在很长的一段时间里,我对所有「鸡汤」类型的事物都特别反感。不过现在我不这么认为了,这些其实和饮食并没有什么不同,即使再营养不良,顿顿鸡汤,几天之后估计也喝不进去了;营养再均衡,偶尔喝点鸡汤,好歹也能丰富下饮食种类。

情绪低落时就如同身体受了创伤,来点「鸡汤」能帮助快速恢复。这本书里面也提到了一个观点:

Willpower is like gas in your car… When you resist something tempting, you use some up. The more you resist, the emptier your tank gets, until you run out of gas. “food for thought.” Foods that elevate blood sugar…, became the fuel of choice for high-achievers - literal proof that “you are what you eat.”

全书的核心就是

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

然后辅之以各种方法、观点以及论据。

成功是一步一步积累来的,像小的多米诺倒下时可以推动大的多米诺一样,是 通过一点一点地积累势能,最终实现计划中的大目标。‘Think big but act small.’ 而不是通过几件不太相关的事情的成绩累加起来获得。

另外一个观点 ‘work life balance is a lie. ’ 也算纠正了我之前对于这个问题的认知。追求 balance 意味着想要把所有的事情都做好,带来的问题是需要给两边分配差不多的时间和精力。而要把一件事情做好,意味着要投入足够多的才可以,所以 balance 导致的结果就是平庸。

The problem with living in the middle is that it prevents you from making extraordinary time commitments to anything.

Passion for something leads to disproportionate time practicing or working at it. That time spent eventually translates to skill, and when skill improves, results improve. Better results generally lead to more enjoyment, and more passion and more time is invested. It can be a virtuous cycle all the way to extraordinary results.

摘录一些鸡汤精华

success is about doing the right thing, not about doing everything right.

二八原则同样适用。

Sustain the discipline long enough on one habit, and not only does it become easier, but so do other things as well. Habits, on average, take 66 days to form.

养成习惯需要 18 到 254 天,平均为 66 天,我习惯用三个月作为检验标准。

To achieve an extraordinary result you must choose what matters most and give it all the time it demands. What you build today will either empower or restrict you tomorrow. It will either serve as a platform for the next level of your success or as a box, trapping you where you are.

Answers come from questions, and the quality of any answer is directly determined by the quality of the question. Answers come in three categories: doable, stretch, and possibility.

一个人的水平通过他提的问题,基本就能反应出来。

books and published works offer the most in terms of documented research and role models for success. The Internet has quickly become an invaluable tool as well.

现在觉得书和出版物要远比互联网上多数文章更有价值,毕竟前者经过人工筛选,即使也并不完全是客观选择的结果。

I believe that financially wealthy people are those who have enough money coming in without having to work to finance their purpose in life.

感觉用来定义「财务自由」特别合适。

「鸡汤」最大的一个问题是,看得时候觉得作者说的都对,看完之后基本都可以总结为「道理我都懂,但依然过不好这一生。」


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