Focus Question, Gary Keller

I got this lesson from the book The One Thing by Gary Keller.

Our Focus is at his best when its concentrated on one thing at a time! To find that one thin there is something called a focus question you can use:


What is the One Thing I can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?


This Question has two parts, with a special meaning:

  1. Only one thing and something that is doable (“I can do”).
  2. The leverage test, your One Thing must make other things unnecessary


Ask this Question for every area of your life on a daily basis (Wealth, Love, Health, Happiness) to choose your main objective for that area. You can also add a time frame such as “right now” or “this year”.


I highly recommend reading Gary Keller’s book The One Thing it will change your life. He also has a Website with many great tips on the topic of Time-Management.