Summary of One Big Thing

Discovering What You Were Born to Do

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One Big Thing book summary
Even the most successful people can lead unfulfilled, undirected lives. But you don’t have to.


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Many people wander through life with no direction or personal goals, even successful individuals with good jobs and hefty salaries. Modern-day Renaissance man Phil Cooke, a media consultant, offers some great ideas about how to discover your true purpose in life and to work toward it. Practical and inspirational, Cooke explains how to live a meaningful life and offers plenty of warmth and encouragement. getAbstract recommends his ideas to those who want to live life to the fullest, particularly those who share his heartfelt Christian perspective.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why everyone should have a special purpose in life,
  • How you can find your “One Big Thing” (OBT) and
  • How to begin to live the purposeful life you were meant to live.


What Is Your Life All About?
Two “Big Questions” face everyone, particularly those who are not content with the course of their lives or careers. First, “What am I supposed to do with my life?” Where do you excel and what could you be “the best in the world at doing?” This question addresses...
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About the Author

Phil Cooke founded Cooke Pictures, a firm that helps nonprofit organizations tell their stories. He has produced media programming in some 50 countries.

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