I definitely thought this blog piece was just going to be two parts but there's so much in this little book that I need to break it down further! So here is Part 3
Having an ability to determine the ONE Thing comes from asking the right questions according to Keller. He uses the term 'The Focusing Question' to help us frame the important question:
What's the ONE Thing I can do such that by doing it everything else becomes easier or unnecessary?
He breaks this into a few categories:
1. ONE Thing I CAN do - what's within the realms of potential or possibility? What ONE Thing instead of multiple things on a to-do list?
2. Such that by DOING it - what actions can I take? How can I take responsibility?
3. Everything else becomes easier or unnecessary - what will have knock on effects? Think long game.
He then suggests that we must be BIG & Specific in our questioning to get appropriate answers, e.g. What's the ONE Thing I can do today to double sales in the next six months?"
By looking at these 7 areas, he asks some excellent questions and he has them in order starting from spiritual life and then clockwise around the diagram above.
I am blown away by how practical and applicable this concept is to my life. Thinking about priorities and then asking challenging questions - these two ideas will help me focus on the ONE Thing. This season certainly requires that I refocus and reimagine possibilities.