We’re praised for being busy and we often humblebrag about having a lot to do.
With the help of social media and our smart phones, we buy into the myth of multitasking and “doing it all,” becoming distracted and stretched too thin in the process. The world and the people in it are constantly demanding our attention. We’ve become non-essentialists, writes Greg McKeown.
In his book Essentialism, he writes about the way of the Essentialist: to pursue only what is essential and eliminate everything else. This sounded easy enough to me, as like most people I try to prioritize what is most important to me. Upon reading Essentialism, I found that just trying to prioritize what’s important is not enough. If we truly want to focus on what is essential to us, we must eliminate the trivial many and turn down good opportunities. [Read more…] about Essentialism by Greg McKeown