In Book - Essentialism.. the disciplined pursuit of less, Greg McKeown mentions a seemingly paradox fact about Essentialism: People following the philosophy explore more options on what they can spend their time on than non-essentialists. Even though this might provide more choices initially including more shallow ones, this is an important step in finding what is truly important.
To directly quote the book:
Essentialists spend as much time as possible exploring, listening, debating, questioning, and thinking. But their exploration is not an end in itself. The purpose of the exploration is to discern the vital few from the trivial many.
Our goal is to find our highest point of contribution: the right thing the right way at the right time.
(Keep in mind to not slip into analysis paralysis.)