Most things are not important

While arguing for EssentialismEssentialism
The main philosophy explored in Book - Essentialism.. the disciplined pursuit of lessBook - Essentialism.. the disciplined pursuit of less

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author: Greg McKeown
title: Essentialism: the disciplined pursuit of less
year: [[2014]]





It is closely related to [[Deep Work]] and shares a lot of the same approaches (differentiating important ...
, Book - Essentialism.. the disciplined pursuit of lessBook - Essentialism.. the disciplined pursuit of less

Metadata:

author: Greg McKeown
title: Essentialism: the disciplined pursuit of less
year: [[2014]]



brings up a quote from John Maxwell: “You cannot overestimate the unimportance of practically everything.” If we are honest about our pasts situations and the things that we have wasted time on, we can all come to this very conclusion. With this realisation, cutting out unnecessary things from our lives becomes a lot easier.

This notion is taken one step further in The fact that we will die someday helps us focus on the big pictureThe fact that we will die someday helps us focus on the big picture

Small decisions and details suddenly lose all meaning once you remember that you will be dead eventually and all these little things will not matter. Keeping this in mind helps us focus on the b...
, where nearly nothing is important.

Marie Kondo's tidying marathon has a very similar idea, where Does this spark joyDoes this spark joy
This is Marie Kondo's famous criterion whether to keep something when [[tidying up]], presented in [[Book - The life-changing magic of tidying up.. the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing]]...
aims to differentiate the vital items from the not-so–important ones., where Does this spark joyDoes this spark joy
This is Marie Kondo's famous criterion whether to keep something when [[tidying up]], presented in [[Book - The life-changing magic of tidying up.. the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing]]...
aims to differentiate the vital items from the not-so–important ones.