How often do you feel like you’ve got too many things going on? Too many conflicting priorities and work to do?
Probably all the time.
What’s the solution?
“Do less but better.”
That simple yet powerful statement is the theme of Greg Mckeown’s book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less.
In doing less, you can do what you focus on even better than before!
Why would you want to do less? You’ll have a richer and fuller life experience when you focus on the handful of things that truly matter the most. When you live in the moment instead of always worrying about the past or tomorrow, you can actually find joy in the journey of the present.
My first reaction to “do less but better” was doubt. How can I cut back on responsibilities or work when so much seems to depend on me?
The beauty of Essentialism is that Mckeown systematically guides you on how to identify what is important and how to reduce or eliminate less important things from your life.
Too often we are stuck with legacy baggage of projects or responsibilities that we continue to work on just because we’ve “always” had them.
The reality is that we can look at each task, project, work, or responsibility and ask “If I didn’t have this opportunity, what would I be willing to do to acquire it?”
Essentialism offers several thought provoking questions to help you evaluate the different aspects of your life.
Just because you’ve always done something (or have done it for a long time) doesn’t mean you have to continue down that road.
I really enjoyed the simplicity of the message in this book combined with specific tactics I can use to “do less but better.”
You’ll find actionable advice in this book to improve your personal and business life. Even at the business level, if you apply essentialist principles, you can be a more effective organization.
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