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Gary Keller Quotes

Gary Keller Sayings

Gary Keller quotes: here are some powerful quotes from the founder of Keller Williams Realty and bestselling author, Gary Keller.

“Until my number one priority is done, everything else is a distraction.”

“If you want to achieve greatness, stop asking for permission.”

“Make appointments with yourself to make your one thing happen.”

“One of the fastest ways to bring accountability into your life is to find an accountability partner – a mentor, a peer, or a coach.”

“Ask yourself if what you are doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.”

“There is no elevator to success.  You have to take the stairs.”

“A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.”

“Let the right things take precedence when they should and get the rest when you can.”

“Discipline is doing what you know needs to be done, even though you don’t want to.”

“Purpose gives you the ultimate glue that can help you stick to the path you’ve set.”

“Your thinking informs your actions and your actions determine your outcomes.”

“Twenty-eight percent of the average workday’s productivity is lost to distraction.”

“It’s not about having time; it’s about making time.”

“Even if you’re sure you can win, be careful that you can live with what you lose.”

“If disproportionate results come from one activity, then you must give that one activity disproportionate time.”

“Your work life is divided into two distinct areas: what matters most and everything else.  You will have to take what matters most to the extremes and be okay with what happens to the rest.  Professional success requires it.”

“No one is too busy in this world.  It’s all about priorities.”

“More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren’t so busy denying them.”

“It’s not only one thing; it’s one thing at a time.”

“A life worth living might be measured in many ways, but the one way that stands above all others is living a life of no regrets.”

“You’d be hard-pressed to find elite achievers who don’t have coaches helping them in key areas of their life.”

“Willpower has a limited battery life, but can be recharged with some downtime.”

“The respect you show those who are no longer with you builds respect with those who are.”

“To ignite your life, you must focus on one thing long enough for it to catch fire.”

“Don’t let small thinking cut your life down to size.”

“Decide what matters and reserve your willpower for it.”

“Task switching exacts a cost few realize they are even paying.”

“Extraordinary results are directly determined by how narrow you can make your focus.”

“When we fear big, we either consciously or subconsciously work against it.”

“Leaving some things undone is a trade-off success requires.”

“The problem is we tend to act on what we believe even when what we believe isn’t anything we should.”

“The road to success is always under construction.”

“Success in life comes when you simply refuse to give up, with goals so strong that obstacles, failure, and loss only act as motivation.”

“Knocking out 100 tasks for whatever reason is a poor substitute for doing even one task that’s meaningful.”

“Find the lead domino and whack away at it until it falls.”

“The farther away a reward is in the future, the smaller the immediate motivation to achieve it.”

“Happiness happens on the way to fulfillment.”

“Only living big will let you experience your true life and work potential.”

“Work is a rubber ball.  If you drop it, it will bounce back.  The other four balls – family, health, friends, integrity – are made of glass.  If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.”

“Curiosity is the one thing invincible in nature.”

“Taking complete ownership of your outcomes by holding no one but yourself responsible for them is the most powerful thing you can do to drive your success.”

“Recruit support.  Those around you can influence you to create new habits.”

“What you build today will either empower or restrict you tomorrow.”

“No one knows their ultimate ceiling for achievement, so worrying about it is a waste of time.”

“The trick to success is to choose the right habit and bring just enough discipline to establish it.”

“No matter how many to-dos you start with, you can always narrow it to one.  Keep going.  You can actually take 20% of the 20% of the 20% and continue until you get to the single most important thing.”

“No one succeeds alone.  No one.”

“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.”

“Everyone has the same amount of time, and hard work is simply hard work.  So what you do in the time you work determines what you achieve.  And since what you do is determined by what you think, how big you think becomes the launching pad for how high you achieve.”

“Multitasking is merely the opportunity to screw up more than one thing at a time.”

“Extraordinary results happen only when you give the best you have to become the best you can be at your most important work.”

“In the end, the best way to succeed is to go small.  And when you go small, you say no – a lot.  A lot more than you might have even considered before.”

“In a world of no instructions, asking ‘What’s your one thing?’ becomes the simple formula for finding exceptional answers.”

“Purpose without priority is powerless.”

For more context on these Gary Keller quotes, read his incredible book The ONE Thing.  Or at least my summary of it.

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