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Skill Level Beginner
- [Announcer] This content is brought to you by Blinkist. (electronic chimes) - [Narrator] Greg McKeown, "Essentialism." People today feel like they should pack their schedules to the brim, doing everything they possibly can to expand their horizons and improve their lives. In this age of abundance, we feel like we need to have and do it all. However, this attitude runs headlong with an unfortunate fact. We can't do it all. We can't be an expert in every field. We can't have every toy, nor can we have every possible experience. Not only that, but having and doing everything won't necessarily make us more happy. In fact, we'll find our closets cluttered with junk we never use, and our schedules filled with tasks we can't complete, at least not well. Instead, we should be focusing on what we should do, thinking instead about what is essential to our happiness and well-being. In these Blinks, you'll learn all about how to identify the essential things in your life and what you can do to cut out everything else, thus giving you the mental and emotional fortitude to perform those most vital tasks to the highest standards possible.