Notes from the Bestseller Essentialism. The productivity and simplification book

as many will already know Greg MacKeown's Essentialism offers the promise of systematic organization to help us focus on what is truly important in every moment. Come on, a classic of the books on task management and others. But is this what the book is about?

When reading the book you can't help but make connections with minimalism. In a way it has helped me strengthen the organization of tasks, besides giving me a much broader vision of my long-term projects.

minimalism and essentialism

*And now andbetween my work and my projects for It has been very useful for me to organize myself better. Although sometimes I fall into laziness and multitasking. As Chavo from 8 said: Wanting without wanting...

But what are we going to do, we are human beings and therein lies the emotion of our lives. Not everything is productivity and efficiency in this life.

The book has so many things to underline and to learn from. that I have decided divide it into parts: essentialism the summary, let's see if I find time and inspiration to develop and convert into words everything I have to say about this wonderful book, Essentialism Phrases & Notes part 1 and 2.

How enjoyable is this book? No, that's how essential it is to life. Whatever your profession. Applicable to any project that our little heads are developing.

Essentialism Synopsis

Do you know where you invest your time and energy?

«Essentialism is not about doing more things; It's about doing the right things."

Essential focus on what is important to advance in your project and in your life. It is not a question of doing more things in less time or by halves. It's about getting only things done right. It is not a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline to discern what is essential.

By forcing us to apply A more selective approach to what is essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to regain control of our own decisions about where to spend our time and energy., rather than giving others permission to choose for us.

Notes and Phrase from the book Essentialism

1. Is this the most important thing I should be doing with my time and resources right now?

2. Am I investing in the right activities?

3. The result of not focusing on something concrete is that we have the unsatisfactory experience of doing a millimeter of progress in a million directions.

When you focus on many things at once VS when you decide what to really focus on

4. If you don't set your life priorities, someone else will.

5. The prevalence of elections has overwhelmed our ability to manage them. We have lost our ability to filter out what is important.

6. Information overload; It's opinion overload. The result is stressed-out people trying to squeeze even more activities into their already overcrowded lives.

7. Distinguish the few vital things out of the many trivial.

8. So it is that eliminating what is not essential not only implies mental discipline, but consists of the emotional discipline necessary to say no to peer pressure.

9. What if society stopped telling us to buy more stuff and instead allowed us to create more space to breathe and think?

10. As the poet Mary Oliver wrote: “Tell me, What do you plan to do with your one, free, and precious life?

11. Our options can be things, but one choice is an action.

Think before acting in a thousand directions

12. Does doing less (but thinking more) actually produce better results? Certain types of effort provide better rewards than others.

13. “You have to look at every opportunity and say, 'Well, no… sorry. We are not going to do a thousand different things that are not really going to contribute much to the final result that we are trying to achieve.”.

14. Essentialists choose to create a space to explore and ponder.

15. When I say focusI don't mean simply picking out a question or possibility and obsessively thinking about it. I mean create the space to explore hundreds of questions and possibilities.

16. Do you remember what it was like to feel bored? That no longer happens." You're right. But, by abolishing any opportunity to feel bored, we've also lost the time we used to have to think and process.

17. Here's another paradox: the faster and more busy our lives are, the more we need
include time to think about our agenda.
And the noisier our lives get, the more we need quiet reflective spaces where we can truly focus.

18. small and gradual changes are difficult to see at the moment, but, over time, they can have a huge cumulative effect.

19. An occasional bit of silliness is something the wisest of men value.
Roald Dahl.

20. “We have sold ourselves to a educational model like fast food that is impoverishing our spirit and our energies as much as fast food is affecting our bodies…

21. Imagination is the source of all human achievement.

22. the best asset that we have to make a contribution to the world is ourselves. If we don't invest enough in ourselves and by that I mean our minds, bodies and spirits, we damage the very tool we need to make our greatest contribution.

Have I convinced you to read it? I hope so.

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