Stunning book! Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown. On the off chance that you think less is lovely, this book is for you.

As a person, you have the energy of basic leadership. Choose what your motivation or objective is. Simply seek after just open doors and works that lead you to that solitary objective. Do you run your days or days keep running on you-it’s relies on you, genuinely?

As a negligible feeling of effects, don’t be reluctant to be inaccessible. It’s alright inaccessible for in some cases.

Since 2016, I’ve built up a propensity for journalizing. Keeping a diary and setting aside a few minutes to peruse is vital and positively affects our brain.


Direct quote takeaways:

“The word priority came into the English language in the 1400s. It was singular. It meant the very first or prior thing. It stayed singular for the next five hundred years. Only in the 1900s did we pluralize the term and start talking about priorities.”

“When we are unclear about our real purpose in life– in other words, when we don’t have a clear sense of our goals, our aspirations and our values– we make up our own social games. We waste time and energy on trying to look good in comparison to other people.”

“Apply the principle of zero-based budgeting” to your life and time. Don’t budget based on existing commitments- start from scratch.

Invaluable lessons learned, plans made, what remains is to execute them. “The life of an Essentialist is a life without regret “

“The life of an Essentialist is a life of meaning. It is life that really matters.”

“The problem with being sleep-deprived is that it compromises our ability to tell the difference, and thus our precious ability to prioritize.”

“When there is a serious lack of clarity about what the team stands for and what their goals and roles are, people experience confusion, stress, and frustration”

“If you have correctly identified what really matters, if you invest your time and energy in it, then it is difficult to regret the choices you make. You become proud of the life you have chosen to live.”

“Done is better than perfect.”

“There should be no shame in admitting to a mistake, after all, we really are only admitting that we are wiser than we once were.”

Some of my favorite bits of wisdom from inside include:

* Have extreme criteria for what you will say yes to

* Only say yes to those things that score a 9 or 10 out of 10

* Make more choices. Eliminate “have to” or “should”

* Use the delayed yes. “Let me get back to you.” Allow yourself space to say a graceful no.

* To counter the bias of “ownership,” ask yourself this question: If I didn’t already own this (or have this opportunity), how hard would I be willing to work to get it?

* Don’t mistake output with effort. Meaningful work doesn’t always produce immediately tangible results.

* Think “less but better”

* Explore a broad set of options, then choose one.

* Identify and remove whatever gets in the way of the Essential

* Create routines for doing anything that is essential

* JOMO = Joy of Missing Out. Make tradeoffs. Let excellent opportunities go. There will be more.


I wish there would a greater amount of system for applying standards like this. Some understanding of recognizing the Essential would be great. Likewise, I found the reward framework embraced in the significance of advance part somewhat basic and, non-useful over the long haul.

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