Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less (Unabridged)
by Greg Mckeown
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Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized? Are you often busy but not productive? Do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the Way of the Essentialist. The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done. It is not a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter. By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy - instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us. Essentialism is not one more thing - it’s a whole new way of doing everything. It’s about doing less, but better, in every area of our lives. Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.
Very very insightful and helpful! This book blessed me!!
This book has a good concept and is great for getting you to be mindful of of protecting your time. However, it is lacking greatly in any specific details or examples of how to actually implement them I your life.
There are many vague over generalized statements but little to no relatable examples of eliminating wasted time with essentialism tactics.
I would still recommend people to read this though
This is amazing in its effectiveness and simplicity. Focusing on these directive basics gives you more power and time. Unlike any book I’ve ever read before, and I’ve read a lot.