Book Of The Month – Essentialism The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

27 July 2023 by Shweta Jhajharia

Essentialism” advocates the pursuit of essential tasks and priorities while eliminating non-essential distractions. The main idea behind essentialism is to focus on what truly matters, decluttering our lives from the unnecessary and gaining more control over our time and energy. 


Some key points commonly associated with the book include: 

  1. The Importance of Essentialism: The book emphasises the significance of identifying and pursuing what truly matters to achieve meaningful and purposeful results in both personal and professional life. 
  2. Eliminating Non-Essentials: By eliminating non-essential activities, tasks, and commitments, individuals can create more space for what is truly valuable and aligns with their goals. 
  3. Saying No Gracefully: Essentialism encourages people to say “no” to non-essential commitments and distractions without feeling guilty, allowing them to focus on their priorities.
  4. Setting Clear Priorities: Defining clear priorities and aligning actions with those priorities is crucial for maximising productivity and achieving desired outcomes. 
  5. Letting Go of Fear: The book addresses the fear of missing out (FOMO) and highlights the importance of letting go of activities that do not align with one’s goals. 
  6. Creating Space for Creativity and Innovation: By embracing essentialism, individuals can develop mental and physical space to foster creativity, innovation, and personal growth. 

Remember that for a comprehensive understanding of the book’s content and concepts, we recommend reading “Essentialism” by Greg McKeown 

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