Be Selective About the Opportunities You Spend Time and Energy On

While reading a book called “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less,” there is a strong emphasis on how important it is to be selective about the opportunities we spend energy on.

If we say “yes” to an opportunity just because it’s an easy reward, we run the risk of having to say “no” to a more meaningful one.  

So, how do we apply this to business and life?  Identify the areas where you offer the highest contribution, while still tapping into natural talents.

Author, Greg McKeown suggests taking this approach:

  1. Write down the opportunity
  2. Write down the three minimum requirements in order to consider this opportunity
  3. Write down three ideal extreme criteria in order to consider the opportunity (two of the three should end up being fulfilled)