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Summary of Essentialism by Greg McKeown | Includes Analysis


Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less is a self-help book by Greg McKeown. The book outlines a minimalist approach to tasks and obligations by focusing on truly important goals and learning to turn down opportunities that do not directly contribute to meeting those goals. The modern fixation with multitasking and having it all has paradoxically resulted in accomplished, motivated people doing many relatively unimportant things poorly while neglecting their true goals because they are afraid of refusing any request…

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  • Karina Ataevahas quoted8 years ago
    The process of refocusing on the essential goals begins with exploring and evaluating whether the current tasks contribute to those goals.
  • Gul Tajhas quoted2 years ago
    Essentialism is an approach that emphasizes finding a true, limited set of goals, defining them clearly, setting everything else aside, and not taking on additional responsibilities
  • Lina Stepanovahas quoted3 years ago
    The book outlines a minimalist approach to tasks and obligations by focusing on truly important goals and learning to turn down opportunities that do not directly contribute to meeting those goals

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