do less, but better

Thinking that we can have it all, and somehow smartly do it all, has run its course. So says Greg McKeown in his book: Essentialism: The disciplined pursuit of less. In essence, he paints the way of the Essentialist – the person who does less, but does it better. The central concept is to apply more selective criteria to what is essential, and focus your mind and energy on that which really matters to you. A truly disciplined pursuit is perhaps not as easy as it first might sound, but over time it allows us to regain a sense of control. Doing less but better frees us up to make our highest possible contribution.

Shane Parrish from The Knowledge Project fame posed a question on his Twitter feed this morning. I think it is one of many questions that prompts some essentialist thinking as we head into 2021.

If you fired yourself today and took over your life from scratch, what would you stop doing?

Published by Gaylin Jee

Building a better world through leaders and teams #Strategy #Purpose #Teams #Tech Founder of 33 Emeralds | #TheGCIndex Master Partner SA | #LegoSeriousPlay Facilitator thirtythreeemeralds.com Twitter @gaylinjee

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: