Essentialism isn't about how to get more things done; it's about how to get the right things done. It doesn't mean just doing less for the sake of less either. It's about making the wisest possible investment of your time and energy in order to operate at your highest point of contribution by doing only what is essential. The vital life lesson you should learn is that if you don't prioritize your life, someone else will. Once you become an Essentialist, you will find that you aren't like everybody else. When other people are saying yes, you'll find yourself gracefully saying no. When other people are in the spotlight, vying for attention, you'll find yourself waiting on the sidelines until it's time to shine. While other people are living a life of stress and chaos, you'll be living a life of impact and fulfillment.
"Greg’s book, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Doing Lessexpands upon the things one needs to keep in mind should they proceed down the path of Essentialism." Forbes
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