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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:
Modern technology has evolved to exploit our urgency addiction. You can be distracted simply by hearing or feeling your phone vibrate, even if you don't pick it up.
If you get excited and take on too much, you'll be spending your energy all over the place.
Spend most of your time on the right things and the rest takes care of itself. It's not enough to just 'work hard'.
Decisions and choices that you make throughout the day tend to drain your willpower. You're less likely to make a good decision at the end of the day than you are at the beginning.
If you do the most important thing first, then you’ll never have a day when you didn’t get something important done.
Essentialism is not the same as minimalism, which states that "less is more." Essentialism is defined as "Less but better."
It helps you navigate a distracting world by focusing on things that are important to you. If something is not important, you eliminate it.
The problem is that we’re continually bombarded with urgent work: emails, meetings, calls, and instead of being in control of our time and attention, we respond and act on someone else’s priorities.