Book Summary: Essentialism by Greg McKeown | Sam Thomas Davies - Deepstash
What is essentialism?

Essentialism is a disciplined, systematic approach for determining where our highest point of contribution lies, then making execution of those things almost effortless.

It is about ...

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Book Summary: Essentialism by Greg McKeown | Sam Thomas Davies

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Origins of the word 'priority'

“The word priority came into the English language in the 1400s. It was singular.

It meant the very first or prior thing. It stayed singular for the next five hundred years. ...

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Some big ideas from the book
  • Only once you give yourself permission to stop trying to do it all, to stop saying yes to everyone, can you make your highest contribution towards the things that really matter.
  • Essent...

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What do you need to do?

To embrace the essence of Essentialism requires we replace these false assumptions with three core truths: 

  1. “I choose to,”
  2. “Only a few things really mat...

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