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Focus on a single "priority," not on multiple "priorities." The key to living an essential life is understanding what your priority is. Is it your family? Your career? Your hobby?
You will know your real priority once you know what you want out of life.
Because essentialism reduces your commitments to only the essential, it puts you in control of your day.
Many people allow others to take control of their day, e.g., colleagues requesting them to do this or that. When you know what is important to you, your day becomes your day. This involves having to say "no" more than you say yes. In time, others will also start to respect your time more. You will get to accomplish your priority in higher quality, which earns you more respect than trying to do everything.
Anything you want to achieve is made up of small steps that you consistently take over time.
If you want to write a daily journal, it is better to set a small goal of five sentences per day, than to believe that you have to write a thousand or more words per day. Over a week, you may not have much to show, but over many years, you will have enough for a novel.
Find out what is essential to you, and build them into your daily routines. Your routines will drive you towards accomplishing what you want to accomplish.
If you run around doing everyone else's work, you will not be able to achieve anything for yourself.
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It is a play on the term “deliberate practice” and it means engaging with restful activities that are often vigorous and mentally engaging.
It is not a continuation of work, but a way to find activities that let you recharge from your workday, while still being mentally productive.
Sometimes important tasks stare you right in the face, but you neglect them and respond to urgent but unimportant things.
Time, not money, is your most valuable asset. Invest your asset: