When we forfeit our right to choose, someone else will choose for us

This notion is brought up in the context of 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 ...
in 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]]



. It is important to keep up boundaries in regards to the commitments and activities that we bring into our lives. Boundaries are not about shutting ourselves off, but rather about empowering us to live the lives we want and keeping us in control of our time. If we fail to set them, the objectives of other people will invade our time, leaving us with little opportunities to pursue the things that we want.

In order to be fulfilled, we need to restructure our way of thinking away from "I have to" and towards "I chose to".

When communicating these boundaries, we need to keep in mind that The most dangerous word in one's productivity vocabulary is 'yes'The most dangerous word in one's productivity vocabulary is 'yes'
I will need to expand on this idea once I have digested essentialism

Cal Newport also raises this point, in [[Book - Deep Work.. 3 Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World]] as saying yes t...
and Saying no trades popularity for respectSaying no trades popularity for respect
[[Book - Essentialism.. the disciplined pursuit of less]] argues that saying 'yes' to requests is based on social pressure: We say yes to most requests because we are eager to please and make a dif...

The inability to choose is often referred to as "learned helplessness (include study here)"