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Happiness Experiment No 35: become an essentialist

Do you believe you can have it all and do it all?  I know I did until I read about Greg McKeown’s theory of essentialism.  So what is essentialism? Basically it is about facing tough decisions about what really matters to you and focusing on the few things that really count.  Essentialism is about getting really clear about what you are willing to say yes to and what you willing to say no to. Greg McKeown describes this theory as the disciplined pursuit of less but better.  If you are in the habit of spreading yourself too thinly Happiness Experiment No 35 of learning to become an essentialist could lead to a liberating approach to what matters in your life.  Give it a try and let me know how you get on.

Greg McKeown: Essentialism – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Posted by Shona Lockhart on 6th April 2015