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Focusing on What Is Essential

Do less to achieve more

Monday morning: the start of a new work week. The possibilities are endless as we try to achieve our best. The reality, however, is that many of us cannot control the volume of requests coming in. Our inboxes are flooded with unanswered messages, projects are looming that have not been started, and our calendars are full. Everything is vying for our attention and requesting top priority. All of this leaves us feeling overworked and overwhelmed.

This can make us feel like we are constantly spinning our wheels and not making the progress that we desire. But, why?

Greg McKeown has devoted his career to this discipline. For over 15 years, he has fixated on one question: What is it that keeps capable, driven people from breaking through to the next level? I recently finished McKeown’s book, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. His findings are enlightening.

Please select this link to read the complete blog post from OSAE Strategic Partner Clark Schaefer Hackett. 

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